How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
Request by Mail
Download the Application For Absentee Ballot (GAB-121). Complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk's office (for the correct address, please refer to the Directory of Local Municipal Clerks). The 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.
Request by E-Mail or Fax (Military and Overseas Only)
A military voter may request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an e-mail or fax to their municipal clerk. (See Directory of Local Municipal Clerks.) This request should 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.
In-Person at your Municipal Clerk's Office
This can be done up until 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election. Please check with your municipal clerk for regular office hours.
If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk's office, you must vote immediately, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff. No ballots may be taken from the clerk's office.
Instructions for Completing Absentee Ballot
Uniform Instructions For Absentee Voters | First Time | Miltary | Non-Military
Deadline for Returning Ballot
The completed ballot must be postmarked by election day to be counted no later than the Friday after the election.
If you do not know who your clerk is, or where the clerk's office is located, please refer to the Listing of all Wisconsin Municipal Clerks. Use the "Find" command in Adobe Acrobat Reader to search for a specific municipal clerk. This listing contains telephone and fax numbers as well as addresses
* Please note that there are exceptions for military and overseas voters. Please refer to the Miltary and Overseas Voting page for rules.
Learn More About Absentee Voting
If you have questions regarding voting in Rock County, please call the County Clerk's Office at (608) 757-5660.
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