Absentee Voting

Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote.
 

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

If you are a registered voter in the Village of Waunakee, you can download the Application for Absentee Ballot (EL-121). Complete the form and mail or bring it to the Village Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 100, 500 West Main Street, Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597. Your application must be received by the Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Proper Voter Photo ID must accompany your request. Voters will be required to include a copy of proper voter photo ID such as a Wisconsin-issued driver's license or state-issued ID in order to receive a ballot by mail. For more information about Wisconsin's Voter Photo ID law, please visit the Bring it to the Ballot website.
 
If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be issued to you.

Military and Overseas voters have additional options for absentee ballot delivery. Click here for Military. Click here for Overseas.

Voter Photo ID 
Voter Photo ID is the law in Wisconsin. Voters will be required to show proper voter photo ID such as a Wisconsin-issued driver's license or state-issued ID in order to receive a ballot and vote. To learn about getting a Wisconsin ID card, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.
 

Request an Absentee Ballot by Email or Fax

Regular Village of Waunakee voters may also request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an email or fax to their municipal clerk. This request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Voters will be required to show a Voter Photo ID such as a Wisconsin-issued driver's license or state-issued ID in order to received a ballot and vote. To learn about getting a Wisconsin ID card, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website. For more information about Wisconsin's Voter ID Law, please visit the Bring it to the Ballot website.

Returning Your Absentee Ballot


  • U.S. Postal Service: Your completed absentee ballot must be received by the municipal clerk on or before Election Day.
  • Other delivery (FedEx, hand-delivery, etc.): Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

In-Person Absentee Voting at the Village Clerk's Office 

You can vote absentee in person at the Village Clerk's Office, 500 West Main Street, Waunakee, Wisconsin 53597. In-person absentee voting ends at the close of business on the Friday before the election. Voter Photo ID is the law in Wisconsin. Voters will be required to show proper voter photo ID such as a Wisconsin-issued driver's license or state-issued ID in order to receive a ballot and vote. To learn about getting a Wisconsin ID card, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website. For more information about Wisconsin's Voter ID Law, please visit the Bring it to the Ballot website. 

When voting in-person at the Clerk's Office, vote your ballot immediately, seal your ballot in the envelope provided, and return it to a member of the Clerk's staff. No ballots may be taken from the Clerk's Office.
   
The 2018 election dates are:
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - Spring Primary (if necessary)
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - Spring Election
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Fall Primary
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - General Election