Absentee Voting

If you are a qualified elector who is registered to vote and you are unwilling or unable to appear at the polling place on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot online at MyVote Wisconsin or in writing, delivered to the Clerk's office at Village Hall by letter or in person. An original signature is required. No absentee ballots can be requested by phone. 

When returning an absentee ballot to the Clerk’s Office, please read the instruction letter provided by the Clerk very carefully. We want your vote to count!


Ways to Request an Absentee Ballot

Online: Request an absentee ballot online at MyVote Wisconsin.  The request must be submitted by the Thursday prior to the Election.

By Mail: If you choose to request an absentee ballot by mail, your request must list your voting address, how you wish to receive your ballot (mail, fax, or email), the date, your signature, and photo ID. Click here for an absentee ballot application.  Mail the request to the Village of DeForest Clerk Office, 120 S. Stevenson Street, DeForest WI 53532. The application must be received by the Thursday prior to the Election.

In Person:  You can vote absentee at the clerk's office located at 120 S. Stevenson Street.  Hours for absentee voting are Monday -Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm and Friday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm.  The Friday before an election, the Village Office is open 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm for absentee voting only.  There is no absentee voting the day before an election.

Military Voters: As a member of the military, you do not need to register to vote. However, to vote absentee using MyVote, you will need to complete a form on the site prior to voting. As a member of U.S. Military or a spouse or dependent of a member you are eligible to receive an absentee ballot online, be email, by fax or mailed until 5 p.m. on Election Day.  Click here for My Vote WI Military Voters to vote absentee.

Military and Overseas voters can check the status of an absentee ballot issued or returned for a recent or upcoming election online.  Click on My Vote WI

Hospitalized Voters: Hospitalized voters may appoint an agent to pick up their ballot from the Clerk's office. The agent will need to provide a completed Absentee Ballot Application and photo ID for the voter as well as their own photo ID.