Voting absentee? Get your voting plan ready!

September 18, 2020




NOW“Flatten the absentee ballot request curve!”  Request an absentee ballot at once if you have not done so.

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  • Oct. 20 – Oct. 30 - In-person absentee voting at clerk’s office. Check with your clerk for dates/times, as they may vary with municipality. Go to for clerk’s contact information to learn more.    
    Be sure to take your photo ID.


  • Mail-in absentee voting:  After you have filled out the ballot and placed it in the return envelope, be sure to fill out the 3 yellow-highlighted areas on the envelope:
    1. Sign your name, write in the date.
    2. A witness (adult US citizen) must sign.
    3. The witness must write in her/his address.


NOTE: If any of this information is missing the ballot will be rejected and your vote will not count.  This is the main reason ballots have been rejected in the past.


  • The clerk must receive the ballot by 8 pm on Election Day, November 3.    Late ballots will be rejected and your vote will not count.


  • You have several options to return your ballot:
    1. MAIL IT at the post office. The USPS suggests mailing it at least 7 days before the election.
    Avoid potential postal delays.  Mail it early! 
    2. DROP IT in a ballot drop box near your city / village hall. (See below)
    3. RETURN IT in person to the clerk’s office before Election Day.
    4. TAKE IT to your polling place on Election Day.


  • Track your absentee ballot online. At you can see when the ballot was sent to you and when the completed absentee ballot was received.





  • Cedarburg – to the left of the side door to City Hall. A mail slot. 

            (If returning it on Election Day, take it to the Community Gym.)


  • Grafton – in the Parking Lot of Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, Grafton. Will have one located at the polling location on Election Day, Grace Lutheran Church, 715 6th Ave, Grafton.


  • Mequon – to the left of City Hall doors.


  • Port Washington – There are 2: During office hours, 7:30 am-4:30 pm the drop box is inside the front entrance to the atrium at City Hall.  After office hours, it is located behind the City Hall building, outside, a yellow box on the wall next to the back door.


  • Thiensville - at Village Hall next to the front doors


For the location of drop boxes in other communities not listed above, contact your municipal clerk. Check for the name of your clerk and contact information.





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