Absentee Voting

Any qualified voter unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. 

There are three ways to request an absentee ballot: online, mail/fax, and in person. 

Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to City Hall no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Military and Permanently Overseas Voters – please find out how to vote here, or contact our office at 715-682-7071.


You can request an absentee ballot online at MyVote WI by clicking “Vote Absentee”.  This request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election for most electors.  If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application.

By Mail

You can download and print the Application for Absentee Ballot (EL-121), fill it out, add a copy of your photo ID, and mail or fax it to the City Clerk.  The application must be received by the Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election. Send to:

City Clerk’s Office
601 Main Street West
Ashland, WI 54806

Fax: 715-682-7048

In Person

You can vote absentee at the City Clerk’s office.  If you apply for an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office, you will vote immediately, seal your ballot, and return it to the clerk’s staff.  No ballots may be taken out of the clerk’s office. You will need to show your acceptable photo ID when you vote in-person absentee. 

For more information, please see the Wisconsin Elections Commission page on absentee voting.