Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Voting Hours for November 3, 2020 General Election

ALL VOTERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL

Absentee voting for the November 3, 2020 General Election will be available:


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through Friday, October 23, 2020 (M - F)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 24, 2020 
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Monday, October 25, 2020 through October 29, 2020 (M-Thu)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The last day to in-person absentee
Friday, October 30, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


Please be sure to bring your photo ID and you may bring your own black ball point pen to mark your ballot.  We do request that you wear a mask.   


Also please note the voter registration residency requirement is 28 days.

Requesting a Ballot by Mail: To request a ballot be mailed to your home, please visit the MyVote website (https://myvote.wi.gov) using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Safari as your web browser. You may be required to submit photo identification with your application - please, no selfies.

Please visit the “Bring it to the Ballot” (https://bringit.wi.gov/) web site for information on photo identification. The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on October 29th, 2020.

Casting an Absentee Ballot

For Federal elections, absentee ballots will be in the mail beginning 47 days prior to the election. For elections that do not include federal offices, absentee ballots will be mailed beginning three weeks prior to Election Day. All absentee ballots are delivered to the polls on Election Day to be counted.

In order to cast an absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote.

If you are registered you may obtain a ballot:

By Mail


Download the Absentee Ballot Application and mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver it to the City Clerk's Office. This form is provided for your convenience, but you are not required to used a form. You may submit an absentee request online at MyVote, or you may send a written request that includes:

  • Name
  • Fitchburg Address
  • Address at which you would like the ballot mailed
  • Signature
  • Send the request via email to:  clerk@fitchburgwi.gov or you may mail the request to:  City Clerk, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI  53711 - ** Photo ID must be provided (if not already on file in the clerk's office

All applications must be received by the Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

Permanent Absentee Ballot


If you are indefinitely confined because of age, illness, infirmity or disability, you can receive an absentee ballot on a permanent basis by completing the permanent absentee ballot application. This request is also available and can be completed online via MyVote (photo ID not required).

In-Person in the Clerk's Office


This can be done in the clerk's office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and up until 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election. **Photo ID required** - Please see above for Election specific in-person absentee voting hours

Online


You may request an absentee ballot online through MyVote.

By Email


Please send your request to clerk@fitchburgwi.gov. Be sure to include your name, address at which you are registered, email address to which you would like the ballot sent to, and a copy of your Photo ID (if not already on file in the Clerk's office). The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the election.

  • NOTE:  You will receive your ballot and absentee certification statement as attachments to an email message.  You will need to print the ballot and certification statement on paper and get them back to the Clerk's office through the mail.  Your ballot should be sealed in a business sized envelope with the certification affixed to the outside of the business envelope.  The business envelope should then be placed in a larger envelope with a notation of "absentee ballot enclosed" and mailed to: City Clerk, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI  53711

All completed absentee ballots, including Voters Signature, Witness Signature and Complete Address on the certificate Envelope, must be received by the municipal clerk on Election Day in order to be counted.

If you are not registered to vote, visit MyVote. You may submit both a voter registration application and an application for an absentee ballot at the same time.