VIDEO: how to request an Absentee Ballot
Head to MyVote.wi.gov to request your ballot
Step-by-step: how to request an Absentee Ballot
- Click Here to jump to the “Vote Absentee” section of the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s voter information website
- Enter your First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth, and click “Search”
- Your registration status should appear with your name and current address. If you are currently registered at the address listed, click “Request Absentee Ballot”.
NOTE: After March 18, 2020, only registered voters may request Absentee Ballots
- Check the relevant boxes to indicate that the address and name are correct, if you want the ballot mailed to a different address than your registration address, and if you are an active military voter.
- Click “Validate Address and Continue”
- You’ll be presented with a list of elections that you may request ballots for — we recommend selecting “All elections in the calendar year 2020”
- On the same screen, select the box that certifies your identity and residency starting with the statement, “I hereby certify….”
- Click “Request Ballot”
- Take a photo of your ID, and upload it to the website by hitting the green “Add Files+” button.
- Hit “Continue” to complete the process.
A note about uploading a copy of your Photo ID:
Due to Voter ID laws in Wisconsin, all voters must present a copy of a valid photo identification before being able to vote. The same is true for absentee ballot requests. A photo or scanned copy of your ID is required before the clerk can mail the ballot to you.
You can use the front of your Wisconsin driver license, Wisconsin state ID card, Military ID card, Veteran’s ID card, US Passport, a certificate of naturalization, an identification card from a federally recognized Indian Tribe in Wisconsin, a drivers license receipt from Wisconsin DOT, a photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical that contains the date the card was issued, signature of the student, expiration date no later than two years after issuance, and accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment like a tuition fee receipt, re-enrollment verification letter, or class schedule.