You must request your absentee ballot from the municipal clerk in the city or village where you reside. Requests to receive an absentee ballot for the August 9, 2016 Partisan Primary Election by mail/email must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016.
Submit a letter or email requesting an absentee ballot to the municipal clerk in the city or village where you reside that includes the following information:
Mailing Address, if different from residence address
Date of Birth
Requested election date, election cycle or calendar year
If you are a temporary absentee voter, meaning you are only requesting a ballot for selected elections and do not qualify to be a permanent absentee voter, you will need to provide a photocopy of an acceptable photo ID before your absentee ballot can be mailed. The copy of your ID will be kept on file, and you will not need to submit it again when making future requests for an absentee ballot.
The following Photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes: Wisconsin driver license, Photo ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, U.S. Passport, U.S. Military ID, Veterans Affairs ID, Certificate of Naturalization, Tribal ID, and most college and university student IDs along with proof of enrollment. The photo ID does not have to show a current address.
If you do not have any of these forms of identification, go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to obtain a free photo ID. For more information on Wisconsin’s voter photo ID law go to Bring It to the Ballot at: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/.
If you are a permanent absentee voter, meaning you are indefinitely confined and unable to leave your home due to age, illness, infirmity or disability, you are not required to provide a photo ID when requesting your absentee ballot. The last day for indefinitely confined electors and military electors who are NOT on active duty away from their voting residence to request absentee ballots by mail for the Partisan Primary is August 5th at 5:00 p.m.
For more information on Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law visit the Bring It to the Ballot web page at: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/.
If you reside in the City of Milwaukee you may email your absentee ballot request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a list of the other municipal clerks in Milwaukee County, please see: http://county.milwaukee.gov/RelatedLinks23923.htm.
To find out where you vote, view a sample ballot, or for other voter information go to My Vote Wisconsin at: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
Early voting for the August, 9, 2016 Partisan Primary election continues this week. In-person absentee voting will continue at Municipal Clerk’s offices around the state until close of business or 5:00 p.m. (whichever is later) on Friday, August. 5. Be sure to check office hours before heading to cast your vote.
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Note: You will be required to show acceptable photo ID when voting by in-person absentee ballot or regular ballot for the August 9 primary election. A new ruling allowing voters without IDs to cast their ballot by affidavit will not take effect until the November 2016 general election.
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Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer