Absentee Voting for April 2, 2024

April 2, 2024
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot
to their municipal clerk. 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.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election. You may also submit a
written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov. 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. PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION MUST ALSO BE PROVIDED. You may make a written application to your municipal clerk for an
absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail:
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, March 29, 2024.
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. (mailing address)
Watertown, WI 53098
By appt only (M-F)
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: March 19, 2024
**The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Friday, March 29, 2024, at 5pm, unless
otherwise indicated. No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
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 2, 2024. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
Dated at Watertown, Wisconsin, this 28th day of February 2024