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Absentee Voting

Absentee voting can be done by Mail or In-Person.  If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.  You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID.  More information about photo ID can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov


Submit Request by Mail
Download and complete the Absentee Ballot Request (Form EL-121) and mail it to the City Clerk at ~ W240 N3065 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072. The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. 

You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your request.  If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your first application by mail. 


Submit Request by Email or Fax

A voter may request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an email or fax to 262-691-1798.  This request must be made no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. 

You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your request.  If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application.  More information about the photo ID requirement is available at www.bringit.wi.gov

Print your emailed request, sign it, and return it with your ballot, but outside the certified ballot envelope.

Deadlines for Returning Your Absentee Ballot and Instructions

  • U.S. Postal Service: Your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received by the municipal clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election.
  • Other delivery (FedEx, hand-deliver, etc.): Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Uniform Instructions for Absentee Voters (click here)

In-Person Absentee Voting at the Municipal Clerk's Office
For the 2016 Fall General Election absentee voting in-person (often referred to as early voting) begins in the Clerk's Office on September 26th and lasts until November 4th.  Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and we will be open until 5:00 p.m. on the last day for in-person absentee voting - Friday, November 4th. 

Download and complete the Absentee Ballot Request (Form EL-121) or fill one out at the Clerk's office.  You will need to show your acceptable photo ID when voting by in-person absentee ballot.

If you apply for an absentee ballot at your municipal clerk's office, you must vote immediately, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff. No ballots may be taken from the clerk's office.


There are exceptions for military and overseas voters. Please refer to the military voter and overseas voter pages of the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions website. 


Habla Español? Information and forms for Spanish speaking voters.

Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions website Absentee Voter page.