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Absentee Voting

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 10 days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.

How can I receive an absentee ballot?: 

A registered voter may now receive an absentee ballot one of four ways. You may have one mailed to you, faxed to you, emailed to you, or you can voter in the Clerk's office during the designated hours. In order for us to better help you obtain an absentee ballot please email or mail us a written request that lists the address that you are registered to vote at, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and for what elections (within a calendar year) that you wish to receive an absentee ballot for. You do have the ability to simply down load the absentee ballot application and mail it along with a copy of your Voter ID to the Clerk's Office. You can download the application here.

Don't have a scanner to copy your application or Voter ID to email your request? No problem! You can simply take a picture on your smart phone and email it to the City Clerk at hlicht@ci.stoughton.wi.us

Vote absentee in person: 

During the designated time frame (set by the municipal Clerk), you may personally vote an absentee ballot in the Clerk's office. 

For the Spring Primary on February 20, 2018, in-office absentee voting hours are as follows:

Beginning January 29, 2018 through February 14, 2018:

Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm

February 15 - February 16, 2018:

7:30am-5:00pm

There is no absentee voting on Monday, February 19, 2018

**Please note: An elector may only vote absentee in person in the Clerk's office and may not take the ballot with them.**

Stoughton City Hall
381 E. Main St.
Stoughton, WI 53589 (Map)
(608)873-6677


Absentee Deadlines:

THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M., ON THE THURSDAY PRIOR TO THE ELECTION.

THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS 5:00 P.M., ON THE FRIDAY PRIOR TO THE ELECTION

ALL VOTED BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERK SO THE CLERK CAN DELIVER THEM TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE OR COUNTING LOCATION BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE ON ELECTION DAY.

ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE ON ELECTION DAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED. ALL ABSENTEE BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE MUNICIPAL CLERK OR POLLING LOCATION BY 8:00 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY TO BE COUNTED.