• Voters must first be registered to vote before requesting an absentee ballot (you must show proof of residency for at least 30 days to be able to register to vote).
• Voters are not required to provide any reason to vote on an absentee ballot in Wisconsin
• Absentee ballot requests must go to the municipal clerk in the jurisdiction where the voter lives
• Absentee ballots should be available 30 days before the election, and in-person absentee voting can be carried out in the clerk’s office when they are available
The only exception to voting absentee from a voter’s place of residence is for those voters who may reside temporarily elsewhere, but want to vote from their permanent address. For example, a college student may live in one city for school, but prefer to vote in her or his hometown.