Absentee Voting

August 9th - Fall Primary Election - Absentee Voting via Mail

Any resident that currently has an absentee application on file at City Hall will have a ballot mailed to them starting July 19th.  Please be sure to read the memo that comes along with your ballot to ensure that you are completing all the necessary steps to have your vote counted.  

Please note:  Per State of Wisconsin law, the placing of ballots in “drop boxes” is not allowed, therefore, please do not place your ballot in our drop box located outside of our building.  Any ballots placed in that box are not allowed to be counted. Also, State of Wisconsin Law requires that a voter return their ballot, therefore, you must either place your own ballot in the mail or bring your own ballot in to City Hall to be counted; you can no longer send your ballot with anyone to be dropped off.

August 9th - Spring Election - In Person Absentee Voting

In Office Absentee Voting for the City of Shawano will take place from July 25, 2022 through August 5, 2022 at City Hall. Our office is open from 7:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday-Thursday and 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Fridays.  Please be sure to bring along your photo id in order to receive your ballot. 

Absentee Voting Qualifications

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day and who has resided in the City of Shawano for at least 10 days before the election. The elector must be registered with the City of Shawano to receive an absentee ballot and provide an acceptable form of Photo ID.

Application Provisions

Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, reside overseas, are hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 715-526-6138 Please refer to the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commission website for additional information on military and overseas absentee voters.

Obtaining an Absentee Ballot

To obtain an absentee ballot, you must make a request in writing.

Absentee Requests by Mail/Fax/Email

Request a ballot by using the Application for Absentee Ballot. Complete the form, provide a copy of an acceptable form of photo ID, and mail it to:

City of Shawano
Attention: Deputy Clerk
127 S Sawyer Street
Shawano, WI 54166

The application must be received in the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

Absentee Voting in the Clerk's Office

Absentee voting hours in the Clerk's Office is set by the City Clerk and published in the Shawano Leader and on the City's website. It is also posted at City Hall and at the Shawano County Public Library. No ballots may be taken from the City Clerk's Office.

Deadline for Returning Absentee Ballots

Ballots that have been mailed to voters include a postage paid return envelope. Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Any ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day will not be counted.