note that a PHOTO ID is required to vote absentee. If you
are mailing, faxing or emailing your absentee request, please be
sure to include a copy of your photo identification.
Please bring it with you for in-person absentee voting.
here for forms of acceptable photo identifications to use.
In-person Absentee Voting Hours for All Elections
To vote absentee in person, come to City Hall, located at 9 S.
Broad Street, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
the two weeks prior to an election. To vote absentee at
other times, please contact the City Clerk to make an
appointment. No in-person absentee voting may occur on a
weekend or a legal holiday or the Monday prior to the election. Bring your Photo ID with you
Exact days and hours for
in-person absentee voting with be posted in the City's official
newspaper and on the City's website.
What is an absentee ballot?
In some cases voters are unable to get to the polling place on
election day. An absentee ballot is a paper ballot marked by an
absent voter, sealed in a special envelope and given or mailed
to the municipal clerk. The municipal clerk is responsible for
the absentee ballot being delivered to the polling location on
election day for processing. If accepted, the absentee ballot
is counted as if the voter had cast the ballot in person.
request and receive an absentee ballot?
Any qualified elector. A qualified elector is a United States
citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has resided in the
district in which he or she intends to vote for at least ten
days prior to the election. You must be registered to vote
in the City of Elkhorn to apply.
If you are indefinitely confined
because of age, illness, infirmity or disability, you may submit
an application for absentee ballot and check the appropriate
certification in section 5. Ballots will automatically be sent to you
for every subsequent election until you are no longer confined
or fail to return a ballot for an election.
an elector request an absentee ballot?
The request is made to the municipal clerk in writing. A
request for an absentee ballot can be made by going to:
https://myvote.wi.gov. Follow the
instructions. If you have not already submitted your Photo
ID to the City Clerk, include a copy of it with your form.
Your signed form and Photo ID
can be sent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax
(262-741-5131) or by mail (City of Elkhorn City Clerk, PO BOX
920, Elkhorn, WI 53121).
What are the deadlines for making a
Regular Voters – the request must be in the office of the municipal
clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding an
election. This is the last day a clerk can mail an absentee
ballot to an elector.
Indefinitely Confined and Non-active
Military Voters –
in the clerk’s office up to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the
provisions are made for hospitalized electors and sequestered
jurors to request and vote by absentee ballot on election day.
absentee ballots ever rejected?
Yes. Along with meeting all the usual requirements, voters who
vote by absentee ballot must follow special instructions in
completing and signing the certificate on the ballot envelope,
and having the certificate witnessed. If any of these are not
followed, officials at the polling place will have to reject the
What is the deadline for returning an absentee ballot?
The completed ballot must be received by the City Clerk's
Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday after the election
(must be postmarked by Election Day). A ballot may be also
be delivered directly to a polling place prior to 8:00 p.m. on
Questions about absentee voting can be emailed to