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Voting by Absentee Ballot
Mar 15, 2020



Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  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 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov. 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.  You may make application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:  5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Note:  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 regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person.

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.  For dates and times for in person voting for the April 7, 2020 Election contact the respective Town, Village or City Clerk. View their public posting for specific days and hours of availability, instructions for making an appointment and location of where in-person voting takes place within each municipality.


Town of:


Oxford -- Mary Walters                                N2873 Co. Rd. A, Oxford                          608-586-4366


Municipal Clerks have been advised to post this notice within their respective Towns, Villages or City.   Voters must take note of the hours and dates of availability of the municipal clerks for in-person voting as all Clerks in the Towns and some of the Villages within Marquette County are part-time.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office varies by municipality – see the notations on postings for each Town, Village or City.  Ballots will be available from the municipal clerks beginning on March 16, 2020.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is no later than the Sunday before the election – see the notations for each Town, Village or City as the last day is determined by the municipal clerks.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.


Gary L. Sorensen

Marquette County Clerk

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