Absentee Ballot Instructions
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
To Obtain an Absentee Ballot You Must Make a Request in Writing.
Complete an official application for an absentee ballot and specify whether you wish a ballot to be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Mail your request to:
Village of Rochester
P.O. Box 65
Rochester, WI 53167
You can also personally go to the clerk's office , complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk's office.