NOTICE VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Spring Election April 4, 2017
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, and who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote at least 27 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.
YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN WRITING.
Contact your Municipal Clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or general 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.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail:
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5pm on the fifth day before the election, March 31, 2017.
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 regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person:
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.
Town of Shields
Clerk Susan Johnson
N1662 Wood Rd.
Watertown, WI 53098
6:30pm to 8:30pm, M-F, or by appt only
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s office is:
Monday, March 20, 2017
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s or Special Deputy’s office is:
Monday, April 3, 2017
No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.
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 Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 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 4:00pm on the Friday following the election.