Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Voting Hours for April 7, 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary



To promote public safety, the LAST DAY TO IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTE at Fitchburg City Hall will be Tuesday, March 24th at 4:30 p.m. Voters are strongly urged to request a ballot to be mailed to your home (see below) so that you don’t have to vote in person at the April 7th primary election.

Effective Tuesday, 3/24 at 4:30 p.m. the Fitchburg City Clerk’s office will not be holding any regular in-person voting hours but will be scheduling appointments on a case-by-case basis for those who have no other means of requesting a ballot and for those that need special accommodations. The Clerk’s Office also will be taking appointments for those who need to register to vote.

April 7, 2020, Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote

Requesting a Ballot by Mail: To request a ballot be mailed to your home, please visit the MyVote website (https://myvote.wi.gov) using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Safari as your web browser. You may be required to submit photo identification with your application - please, no selfies.

Please visit the “Bring it to the Ballot” (https://bringit.wi.gov/) web site for information on photo identification. The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020.

Casting an Absentee Ballot

For Federal elections, absentee ballots will be in the mail beginning 47 days prior to the election. For elections that do not include federal offices, absentee ballots will be mailed beginning three weeks prior to Election Day. All absentee ballots are delivered to the polls on Election Day to be counted.

In order to cast an absentee ballot, you must first be registered to vote.

If you are registered you may obtain a ballot:

By Mail

Download the Absentee Ballot Application and mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver it to the City Clerk's Office. This form is provided for your convenience, but you are not required to used a form. You may submit an absentee request online at MyVote, or you may send a written request that includes:

  • Name
  • Fitchburg Address
  • Address at which you would like the ballot mailed
  • Signature
  • Send the request via email to:  clerk@fitchburgwi.gov or you may mail the request to:  City Clerk, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI  53711 - ** Photo ID must be provided (if not already on file in the clerk's office

All applications must be received by the Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

Permanent Absentee Ballot

If you are indefinitely confined because of age, illness, infirmity or disability, you can receive an absentee ballot on a permanent basis by completing the permanent absentee ballot application. This request is also available and can be completed online via MyVote (photo ID not required).

In-Person in the Clerk's Office

This can be done in the clerk's office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and up until 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election. **Photo ID required**


You may request an absentee ballot online through MyVote.

By Email

Please send your request to clerk@fitchburgwi.gov. Be sure to include your name, address at which you are registered, email address to which you would like the ballot sent to, and a copy of your Photo ID (if not already on file in the Clerk's office). The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the election.

  • NOTE:  You will receive your ballot and absentee certification statement as attachments to an email message.  You will need to print the ballot and certification statement on paper and get them back to the Clerk's office through the mail.  Your ballot should be sealed in a business sized envelope with the certification affixed to the outside of the business envelope.  The business envelope should then be placed in a larger envelope with a notation of "absentee ballot enclosed" and mailed to: City Clerk, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI  53711

All completed absentee ballot must be received by the municipal clerk on Election Day.

If you are not registered to vote, visit MyVote. You may submit both a voter registration application and an application for an absentee ballot at the same time.