- If you are not registered to vote in Wauwatosa, you must register before you can obtain an absentee ballot.
- Absentee ballots are counted at the polls on Election Day.
- Due to two recent court injunctions, absentee voters are not presently required to provide a photo ID before obtaining a ballot.
How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot
- Option 2 - You may submit a written request to the City Clerk's office by providing the following required information for EACH registered voter:
- Provide your name as you are registered to vote in Wisconsin
- Provide your month, day, and year of of birth
Provide your City of Wauwatosa home address (legal voting residence)
Provide your signature
- Provide the address to which the ballot should be mailed (if different from the City of Wauwatosa home address)
- Provide your telephone number or email address to allow elections officials to contact you if there is a problem with your absentee application
- Option 3 - You may make a request for an absentee ballot via fax (414) 479-8989. The request must contain the same information as noted in Option 2.
- Option 4 - You may make a request for an absentee ballot via Email. The request must contain the same information as noted in Option 2.
- Option 5 - You may make a request in person by visiting the City Clerk's office.
How Will I Receive My Absentee Ballot?
Absentee ballots are no longer faxed or e-mailed to registered voters; they are mailed via the US postal system. The last day an absentee ballot can be mailed to a registered voter is the Thursday before an election.
Voting By Absentee Ballot
Military and Overseas Absentee Voters
- you may cast an absentee ballot in the City Clerk's office from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm beginning on the third Monday before each election.
- the last day to cast an in-person absentee ballot at the Clerk's office is 5:00 pm on the Friday before each election. When you cast an in-person absentee ballot at the Clerk's office, you will seal your voted ballot in a carrier envelope. The envelope will be stored in the Clerk's vault and will be delivered to the polls on Election Day. The poll workers will feed your ballot into the tabulator on Election Day.
- if you requested that an absentee ballot be sent to you, it will be mailed vis US mail. The envelope will contain instructions for the ballot's return, as well as a return, postage-paid envelope. Make sure you sign your absentee ballot envelope and have your signature witnessed.
- Military voters and voters who live permanently overseas are exempt from any requirement to provide a photo ID.
- Military voters are exempt from having to register to vote.
- Overseas voters must register to vote, but are not required to provide proof of residence; overseas voters may vote for federal offices only.
- Military voters and overseas voters may apply for an absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application or (FPCA). This form also serves as a voter registration form for overseas voters. Ballots can be faxed or emailed to military and overseas voters, but must be returned via the postal system. Voters can also visit the State's website, MyVoteWI for voting assistance.
Permanent Absentee Voters
Registered electors who are indefinitely confined because of age, physical illness, or infirmity may request that an absentee ballot be sent automatically for every election. Submit the GAB-121 Absentee Ballot Request Form to the City Clerk's office, 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213.
For more information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (414) 479-8921. | Email