Please note that Wisconsin law requires you to submit a copy of your photo ID to us before we can mail you an absentee ballot.
Anyone planning on being out of town or unable to make it to the polling place on election day can cast an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s office, or request a ballot in writing up until the Thursday before an election. Absentee voting will be conducted in the clerk’s office Monday through Friday for the two weeks prior to an election.
- October 20 - 29: 7:30 am to 4 pm
- Friday, October 30- 7:30 am to 5 pm
Note: There is no absentee voting or voter registration on the Monday prior to election day.
Requests for Absentee Ballots
Requests for absentee ballots should be mailed to:
City of South Milwaukee - City Clerk
2424 15th Avenue
South Milwaukee, WI 53172
The request must list the voter’s resident address, where the ballot should be mailed (if different), the election for which they are requesting the ballot, and must be signed by the voter. Last day to mail out absentee ballots by mail is the Thursday before the election. You may also apply at MyVote Wisconsin.
A copy of your photo ID must accompany the request, if you have not previously provided a copy Exemptions from the photo ID requirement:
- Electors who are indefinitely confined, with the signature and address of a witness on the Absentee Certificate Envelope
- Electors residing in care facilities served by Special Voting Deputies, with the signatures of both deputies on the envelope
- Electors residing in care facilities not served by Special Voting Deputies, with the signature of an authorized representative of the care facility. If the elector is also indefinitely confined, the elector does not need a representative of the facility to sign.
- Military, Permanent Overseas and Confidential Electors-Exempt from the Photo ID requirement
For additional information, visit MyVote Wisconsin.