VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
SPRING ELECTION- TUESDAY, APRIL 5th, 2022
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 wished to vote for at least 20 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 or online at: www.myvote.wi.gov
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 submit a written request in the form of a letter, or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at www.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. You may make application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application to receive and absentee ballot by mail is:
5 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, March 31, 2022.
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 Bayfield
Kelly Faye, Clerk
85450 Cty Hwy J
Bayfield, WI 54814
Office Hours: Tuesdays 8am-4pm
Appointments: (715) 779-3128
Town Hall: (715) 779-5671
The first day to vote absentee in the Clerk’s Office is Thursday March 22nd, 2022 . Please call your Municipal Clerk for voting availability.
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, April 1st. Office hours vary by municipality. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.
No in-person absentee voting may occur the day before the election.
The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the polling place before the polls close for the Spring General Election on Tuesday April 5th, 2022. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. Any ballots received after the poll close will not be counted.
Note: Due to election law changes, absentee ballots can no longer be placed in the drop box at the town hall. Please mail your ballots back or bring to the Town Hall on a Tuesday between 8AM and 4PM.