I want to vote absentee.
Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote.
Request an Absentee Ballot online through: www.myvote.wi.gov
You will click on VOTE ABSENTEE and follow the prompts.
Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail:
Town of Manitowoc Rapids
P.O. Box 123
Manitowoc, WI 54221-0123
Your 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 SENT to you.
If you are not registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
Request an Absentee Ballot by E-Mail:
REGISTERED Wisconsin voters may request a ballot by e-mail. Send an email to:
Please include: -your name
-date of birth
-the election you are requesting the absentee ballot for
This request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you.
Deadlines for Returning Your Absentee Ballot
- Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day
Absentee Ballot Drop Box
The mail slot next to the town hall door is a secure drop box that is checked at the end of every day. If you do not wish to mail your absentee ballot back please feel free to drop it in the mail slot. All absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Night to be counted.
In-Person Absentee Voting at your Municipal Clerk's Office
You can also vote absentee by appointment with your local municipal clerk.
These hours are published in the Type E Notice.
In-Person Absentee Hours for February 16, 2021 Election starts Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and ends Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. You must call Clerk Backus at (920) 901-6559 or email to schedule an appointment.
Remember, you can only vote once!
Please note: In 2011 the Legislature passed Act 227, which prohibits a voter who has returned a completed absentee ballot from voting at the polling place on Election Day. Previously, voters who cast an absentee ballot and changed their minds could go to the polling place and vote on Election Day, and their absentee ballot would not be counted. This is no longer an option.