Absentee Ballots and Absentee Voting
There are several ways to vote absentee. Residents need to be registered to vote to receive an absentee ballot, although you can do both at the same time. All absentee voting requires you have a photo id and the Clerk’s office retains a copy of it.
To request an absentee ballot to be sent to you, you will need to fill out an absentee ballot application form. Requests need to be received by the Thursday before an election, with a copy of your photo id, for a ballot to be mailed to you. You may mail the form to the Clerk’s Office (860 Badger Circle, Grafton, WI 53024). You may also email the Clerk Department or fax (262-375-5312) your request. If your request is by email or fax you must also mail the original signed form and it must be received at the Clerk’s Office by Election Day for your vote to be counted.
The deadline for receiving your completed absentee ballot is 4:30 p.m. the day of the election in the Clerk’s Office or 8:00 pm at the polling location. Your ballot must have the signature and address of a witness on the supplied envelope to be counted.
In person Absentee Voting (also called Early Voting) takes place in the Clerk’s Office during the two weeks prior to the election. You both register and vote in the Clerk’s Office. No ballots may leave the office. The Clerk’s office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.