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 10 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, email or in person. The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018.
Note: 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, please call the municipal clerk for hours or appointment. The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office (without prior appointment) is Monday, October 22, 2018. The last day to vote absentee in the clerk’s office is 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2018. No in-person voting may occur on the day before the election.
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 November 6, 2018. Any ballots received after the polls close will NOT be counted.
Shelly D. Sauvola, Town Clerk