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:  www.myvote.wi.gov

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.

Request an Absentee Ballot by E-Mail:

REGISTERED Wisconsin voters may request a ballot by e-mail. Send an email to: townofmtwcrapids@gmail.com 

Please include:  -your name


                         -date of birth

                         -the election you are requesting the absentee ballot for

                         -photo ID

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 November 3, 2020 Election starts Tuesday, October 20, 2020 and ends Friday, October 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. You must call Clerk Backus at (920) 901-6559 or email townofmtwcrapids@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.   

In-person voting will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by 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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