Absentee Ballots

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 alsoor 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
On January 13, 2022 the Circuit Court, Branch 1 issued the following declaratory judgement and permanent injunction:
"For the reasons set forth by the Court on the record at the January 13, 2022 hearing, Court hereby declares that WEC's interpretation of state statutes in the Memos is inconsistent with state law, to the extent they conflict with the following: (1) an elector must personally mail or deliver his or her own absentee ballot except where the law explicitly authorizes an agent to act on an elector's behalf, (2) the only lawful methods for casting an absentee ballot pursuant to Wis. Stat. 6.87(4)(b)1. are for the elector to place the envelope containing the ballot in the mail or for the elector to deliver the ballot in person to the municipal clerk, (3) the use of drop boxes, as described in the Memos, is not permitted under Wisconsin law unless the drop box is staffed by the clerk and located at the office of the clerk or a properly designated alternate site under Wis. Stat. 6.855." 

The drop box located in the parking lot of Village Hall DOES NOT meet these requirements; therefore, any ballot that is placed in this drop box WILL NOT be accepted. Please either use the self addressed stamped envelope that was provided with the ballot to mail the ballot through the US Post Office or personally deliver the ballot to the Clerk's Office during business hours. You also may NOT deliver any else's ballot for them. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING

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 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.

CARE FACILITY ABSENTEE VOTING
Please see the attached notice regarding Absentee Voting at Village Point Commons.