TOWN OF WHEATON
TOWN OF WHEATON
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, unless the elector is otherwise exempt from this requirement. 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.
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, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.
Mark A. Christenson, Clerk
6114 Cty Hwy T
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Call for an appointment between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016.
Military electors should contact the municipal clerk regarding the deadlines for requesting or submitting an absentee ballot.
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is September 23, 2016. The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is 5:00 p.m. on November 6, 2016. 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 November 8, 2016. ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL NOT BE COUNTED.