- Absentee Voting
In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Vote) for the Spring 2023 Election
Begins Tuesday, March 21, 2023 and ends Friday, March 31, 2023
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (8:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, March 31st only)
There is no in person voting on the Monday before any election.
Request an Absentee Ballot
If you are not already registered to vote in Elm Grove, you will need to register before an Absentee Ballot can be mailed to you. You may request an Absentee Ballot online at myvote.wi.gov, by email, mail or in person at the Clerk's office. Acceptable photo ID is required to vote absentee by mail or in person. The request must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the Thursday before the election in order for a ballot to be mailed to you. You can track the status of your absentee ballot from request to delivery, and also when it has been received back by the Village, on the MyVote Wisconsin website under the My Voter Info tab.
Deadline to Return your Absentee Ballot
You may return your Absentee Ballot in person or by US mail. The Postal Service advises allowing 7 days for local delivery and longer for out of the area delivery. You may personally deliver your ballot to Village Hall, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Your completed ballot must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. You may not deliver a ballot for another voter.
Can I put my ballot in the drop box?
You may not use the Village's drop box to return your ballot. You can mail your ballot in the postage paid certificate envelope provided. You may also deliver it to Village Hall during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Important Absentee Ballot Information
BALLOT ENVELOPES ARE CHECKED FOR THE FOLLOWING BY ELECTION INSPECTORS IN ORDER TO BE COUNTED:
- Voter Signature Required: Sign the certificate envelope where it indicates Voter Signature.
- Witness Signature Required: Any qualified elector (18 years or older, US Citizen, Not a felon) can sign as your witness including spouses, siblings, adult children, neighbors, or friends. If you don’t have a witness to sign, we encourage you to vote in-person absentee.
- Witness Address Required: Even if the address is the same as yours, you must include the witness address.
- Evidence of Tampering: DON’T TAPE YOUR ENVELOPE! Election Inspectors will view that as evidence that your envelope was opened and resealed as a tampering event and will reject your ballot. Please use a damp cloth or glue stick to seal your ballot envelope.