Absentee Voting

Casting an Absentee Ballot
Absentee ballots will be mailed 20 days before the Spring Primary Election.  The current deadline to request a ballot by mail is 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 12th, 2021.  Please request absentee ballots by-mail as son as possible to ensure timely delivery.

Application Method
In order to request an absentee ballot, you first must be registered to vote at your current address.  Visit MyVote Wisconsin to check if you are registered.  How to Request an Absentee Ballot Video

If you are registered to vote, you may request a ballot:

  • Online  - Visit MyVote Wisconsin and select Vote Absentee.  Online requested can be made until the  Thursday before the election by 5 pm.  A valid photo ID must be uploaded with your request.
  • Clerk's Office - Absentee ballot request forms are available in the Clerk's Office at 1110 18th Ave.
  • By Mail - Download the Absentee Ballot application and mail or deliver the completed application to the City Clerk's Office.  Make sure to include a copy of your valid Photo ID or the Clerk's office will be unable to fulfill the request.
  • By Email - Provide a written request including your:  name, address your registered to vote at, address to mail ballot (if different), which election (or the full calendar year), your signature, and a valid photo ID.
Note:  Once a photo ID is provided, the elector no longer has to provide photo ID for subsequent absentee ballot requests, unless they have an address or name change.

For additional information on the photo ID requirement visit:

Indefinitely Confined Voters
When can someone mark their absentee ballot request as indefinitely confined?
If you are indefinitely confined because of age, physical illness, infirmity or disability, or may have difficulty traveling to the polling place. An indefinitely confined voter can reside in their own home, apartment, nursing home, or other care facility. An indefinitely confined voter does not need to provide a copy of photo ID. with their absentee ballot request.

Military, Overseas, and Hospitalized Electors
Military Electors
Overseas Electors
Hospitalized  Electors

Completing Your Absentee Ballot
Please follow the instruction form we've provided in your envelope to complete your absentee ballot and certification envelope.  Don't forget to sign and date the outside of your certification envelope.  Your witness will also need to sign, date and provide their address in order for your ballot to be counted.  Click here to watch a video explaining how to fill out your absentee ballot.

Returning Absentee Ballot
***The absentee ballot must be returned to the Clerk or District that it was issued from.***

Your absentee ballot issued from the City of Monroe can be returned by one of the following methods:

  • Mail it - The certification envelope already has the Clerk's address and the correct postage.  For your vote to count it must be received by the Clerk on election day.
  • Drop it off - There is a dropbox next to the north door of the City Hall building and a drive-up dropbox by the Post Office mailboxes.  The City of Monroe dropbox is white and marked for city payments, but you can use this as a dropbox for your absentee ballot.
  • Bring it in - You can choose to deliver your ballot to the Clerk's office by 7:00 pm on election day.
  • Take it to the Polls - Must be delivered by 8:00 pm on election day to your polling location.
The completed absentee ballot must be received at your polling place by 8:00 pm on election day in order to be counted.  Visit MyVote Wisconsin to track your returned ballot.

In-Person Absentee Voting
In-Person Absentee Voting Information for 2021 Spring Election - Clerk's Office - Upper Level of City Hall - 1110 18th Ave

Hours in-person absentee voting will be available for 2021 Spring Election:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, through Thursday, April 1, 2021

Clerk's Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Don't forget your photo ID.