Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Vote) for the November 2022 Election

Begins Tuesday, October 25, 2022 and ends Friday, November 4, 2022
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday 

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. Any request for an Absentee Ballot must be made in writing; you may do this 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 at least 2-5 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 in order to be counted.

Can I put my ballot in the drop box?

  • January 21st - Pursuant to Judge Bohren's order, ballots may no longer be placed in the Village drop box.
  • January 24th - District 4 Court of Appeals court reinstates absentee ballot drop boxes for Feb. 15 primary.  Expiring February 16th. 
  • February 16th  - Ballots may no longer be placed in the Village drop box. Any ballots dropped off at the Clerk's office must be by the person named on the ballot. 
  • July 8th - The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled drop boxes are not allowed in the state and that a voter cannot return someone else's ballot. 

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.