Absentee Ballots and Absentee Voting
There are several ways to vote absentee. Residents need to be registered to vote to receive an absentee ballot, although you can do both at the same time. All absentee voting requires you have a photo id and the Clerk’s office retains a copy of it.
To request an absentee ballot to be sent to you, you will need to fill out an absentee ballot application form. Requests need to be received by the Thursday before an election, with a copy of your photo id, for a ballot to be mailed to you. You may mail the form to the Clerk’s Office (860 Badger Circle, Grafton, WI 53024). You may also email the Clerk Department or fax (262-375-5312) your request. If your request is by email or fax you must also mail the original signed form and it must be received at the Clerk’s Office by Election Day for your vote to be counted.
The deadline for receiving your completed absentee ballot is 4:30 p.m. the day of the election in the Clerk’s Office or 8:00 pm at the polling location. Your ballot must have your signature and the signature and address of a witness on the supplied envelope to be counted.
DROP BOX INFORMATION
There is a permanent drop box located in the Village Hall Parking lot where you may securely drop off your absentee ballot. This is available until 4:30 p.m. the day of the election. There will be an additional drop box located outside the polling location on Election Day only from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. where you may drive through and hand your absentee ballot to an Election Official.
In person Absentee Voting (also called Early Voting) takes place in the Village Board room of the Village Hall during the 14 days prior to the election. You may both register and vote in during In person Absentee Voting. No ballots may leave the office. The Village Hall is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for Voting and Registration purposes.