Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, who has resided in the ward of the municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
- Application for an absentee ballot can be found and submitted at My Vote Wisconsin
Requesting an Absentee Ballot by Mail
There are several options available to request an Absentee Ballot. You may go to MyVote.WI.gov and submit your request online; you may download an application and submit it to the Village Clerk’s Office, 3930 N Murray Ave., Shorewood WI 53211 or you may request one to be mailed by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 414.847.2700. An application or other written request must be submitted to the Clerk’s Office before an Absentee Ballot can be issued by mail. Verbal requests cannot be taken. In most cases, a Photo ID must be provided with the application.
In-Person Absentee Voting
You can also vote in-person absentee at the Clerk's Office or other location as designated. In-person absentee voting is held the two weeks prior to every election, excluding weekends. Hours are always 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; except the last day, the hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In-person absentee voting location is either the Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Ave. or the Village Center, 3920 N Murray Ave. (lower level of the library). Parking is available is the Village Hall parking lot (entrance on N. Frederick Ave. or on-street.
Voter Photo ID
Voter Photo ID is required in most absentee voting circumstances. Please visit the Voter Photo ID page for more information.
Special Absentee Provisions
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, overseas, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the Village Clerk/Treasurer.
Absentee Ballot Deadlines
- The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on the 5th day before the election.
- The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s Office is the Friday before the election.
- All absentee ballots received by mail must be returned on or before 8 p.m. on Election Day.