VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Spring Primary Election – February 20, 2018
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. 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.
TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING.
- Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be mailed or emailed to you. Applications are also available on the Town of Bayfield website www.townofbayfield.com. Click on the Government Tab, then Election Information. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address/email address where the absentee ballot should be sent, and your signature. You may make application for absentee ballot by email, mail, or in person.
- A copy of an acceptable Photo ID must be provided with the request. For information about acceptable photo IDs please visit http://bringit.wisconsin.gov
Mail applications to:
Town of Bayfield
Kelly Faye, Clerk
85450 Co. Hwy. J
Bayfield, WI 54814
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
- The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5pm on the fifth day before the election, (February 15, 2018).
- Voting by absentee ballot in personYou can also personally go to the clerk’s office, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot: Bayfield Town Hall 85450 Co. Hwy. J Bayfield, WI 54814If appointments are necessary, please email [email protected]
- Photo ID will be requested of all in-person absentee voters.
- Office Hours: 8AM-4PM Tuesdays or by appointment
- The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s Office is January 19, 2018. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s Office is February 16, 2018.
- 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.
- Military Electors should contact the municipal clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot.
- 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 February 20, 2018. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted. Kelly N. Faye, Clerk