How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
Please note: 2011 Act 227 prohibits a voter who has voted and returned an absentee ballot from voting at the polling place on election day.
If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
Request by Mail
Download the (Application For Absentee Ballot (EL-121). Complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk's office. (Please refer to the Columbia County Directory for your municipal clerk’s contact information). Absentee applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. The completed ballot must be received at the polling place no later than 8:00 p.m. on election day to be counted. Please verify all information is completed correctly and all required signatures are included on the absentee ballot certification envelope.
In Person at your Municipal Clerk's Office
You can vote absentee at your local municipal clerk's office. Please check with your municipal clerk for office hours. Ballots requested in person may NOT be removed from the clerk's office by the voter.
If you do not know who your municipal clerk is, or where their office is located, please refer to the Columbia County Directory or the Listing of all Wisconsin Municipal Clerks.
Please refer to the Wisconsin Elections Commission website for complete information about absentee voting.