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 option for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote.

Voter will be required to show proper photo ID.

  • For more information on Photo ID for voting click here.
  • Click here for a brochure on acceptable forms of photo ID.
  • Click here for a guide on acceptable forms of photo ID.
  • To learn how to obtain a free Wisconsin ID for voting click here.

Absentee ballot requests will be processed within 24 hours of receiving the request and acceptable photo ID.

All absentee ballots are sent to the polls to be counted on Election Day.

For federal elections, absentee ballots will be in the mail beginning 47 days before Election Day.  For elections that do not include federal offices, absentee ballots will be in the mail beginning three weeks before Election Day.

Voters may verify their registration, polling location, sample ballot and absentee ballot status at MyVote Wisconsin

For absentee voting information from the Wisconsin Elections Commission please click here.

Important Absentee Voting Dates

Date
Event
TBD In-person absentee ballots can be issued as soon as ballots are available.
January 29, 2018 First day for special voting deputies to conduct absentee voting for residents in nursing homes and authorized care facilities for the Spring Primary.
January 30, 2018 Deadline for the City Clerk to send absentee ballots to electors with valid requests on file for the Spring Primary.
February 13, 2018 First day the City Clerk may issue absentee ballots by agent to hospitalized voters.
February 15, 2018 5:00 p.m. Deadline for regular and permanent overseas voters to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email, or fax) for the Spring Primary.
February 16, 2018 5:00 p.m. Deadline for indefinitely confined and military voters to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email, or fax) for the Spring Primary.
February 17, 2018 4:30 p.m. Deadline for electors (except hospitalized electors and sequestered jurors) to request an in-person absentee ballot.
February 19, 2018 5:00 p.m. Deadline for special voting deputies to conduct absentee voting for resident in nursing homes and authorized care facilities for the Spring Primary.
February 20, 2018 5:00 p.m. Deadline for hospitalized electors to request absentee ballots by agent.

​5:00 p.m. Deadline for sequestered jurors to apply for an absentee ballot for the Spring Primary.

Request an Absentee Ballot Online

Voters may request an absentee ballot on MyVote Wisconsin.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-person absentee voting dates and times will be listed here as soon as they are available.  In-person absentee voting usually starts approximately 3 weeks before an election; and ends at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election.

Delivery by Mail

An Absentee Ballot Request form is available on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.  Absentee Ballot Request forms are available in:

Although absentee ballot request forms are available, you are not required to use a form.  You may send a written request that includes:

  • Name
  • Sun Prairie address where you are registered
  • Address the ballot should be mailed to, if different than your registered address
  • List of election(s) for which you are requesting an absente ballot
  • Signature
  • Copy of photo ID, if not already on file in the Clerk's Office.

Mail the request to:

City Clerk's Office
300 E. Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI  53590

Alternatively, you may email your request to us.

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. the Thursday before Election Day.

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Request a Permanent Absentee Ballot

If you are indefinitely confined because of severe and continued physical illness, disability or infirmities of aging, you can receive an absentee ballot on a permanent basis printing and mailing or emailing this form to the City Clerk's Office.  Remember to check the 3rd option on line item 6.

Military Absentee Voters

Members of the military are not required to register to vote, but must complete forms to vote absentee.  Military voters may download their absentee ballots online here.

Voting Absentee in the Hospital

If you are in the hospital and unable to go to the polling place on Election Day, you may receive an absentee ballot by appointing an agent to deliver and return your completed ballot.  The voter and assigned agent need to sign the Absentee Ballot Request Form.  The agent information is listed on line 7 of the request form.  The agent needs to bring the hospitalized voter's photo ID to the Clerk's Office when dropping off the form.

This option is available up to seven (7) days before Election Day.

Voting Absentee at Qualified Care Facilities

Special Voting Deputies for the City of Sun Prairie will be conducting absentee voting at all qualified care facilities the week of January 29, 2018.  More specific dates and times will be posted once we receive the ballots.

Permanent Overseas Absentee Voters

Voter who have moved overseas with no intent to return to live in the United States may continue voting for federal offices from their last Wisconsin address.  These voters may register and request absentee ballots using the Federal Postcard Application.  Voters who are permanently overseas do not need to send Proof of Residence with their voter registration.

Alternatively, Permanent Overseas Voters may download their absentee ballots online here.