VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
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 28 consecutive days before
the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive
an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an
absentee ballot may be issued.
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 sent to you for the primary or election or both.
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 where the absentee ballot should be
sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application for
an absentee ballot by mail or in person. The deadline for making
application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is Thursday, August
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.
You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified
location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot
during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot. The first
day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Monday, July
25, 2016. The last day to vote absentee in the clerk’s office is
Friday, August 5, 2016. No in person absentee voting may occur on a
weekend or legal holiday.
Shelly Sauvola, Town of Lincoln Clerk
1205 Sundstein Road
P.O. Box 9
Eagle River, WI 54521
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
(9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.)
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 AUGUST 9, 2016. ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE
POLLS CLOSE WILL BE COUNTED BY THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS IF POSTMARKED
BY ELECTION DAY AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON THE FRIDAY
FOLLOWING THE ELECTION