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Absentee Voting


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:

You will click on VOTE ABSENTEE and follow the prompts.

Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail:

If you are a REGISTERED Wisconsin voter, you can download the Application For Absentee Ballot EL-121. Just complete the form, include an ACCEPTABLE COPY OF YOUR PHOTO ID, and mail it to: 

         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.

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.


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 posted in the August Partisan Primary Election Type E Notice.


In-Person Absentee Hours for August 13, 2024 Partisan Primary starts Tuesday, July 30, 2024 and ends Friday, August 9, 2024 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.



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