Absentee Voting & Photo I.D.

Absentee Ballot Requests


Absentee requests for ballots sent by mail must be accompanied by a photocopy or picture of an acceptable form of voter I.D.  Once you have sent the Clerk’s Office a photocopy of your I.D., you will not need to send copies with future requests.  Please read your absentee ballot instruction letter very carefully.  We want your vote to count!

Hospitalized Voters


Hospitalized voters may appoint an agent to pick up their ballot from the Clerk’s Office.  The agent needs to bring the hospitalized voter’s photo I.D. to the Clerk’s Office.

In-Person Absentee Voting


Absentee voters casting a ballot in the City Clerk’s Office must present a photo I.D. just as they would if they were voting at the polls.

Absentee Voting by Mail

You can request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoteAbsentee. You can also submit a paper application for an absentee ballot, or you can request a ballot by sending a letter or email to the City Clerk. Your request must list your Monona address, the address where you'd like your ballot sent, the date of the election you're requesting a ballot for, your signature, and a copy of proof of identification.  You can check the status of your absentee ballot request at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoteAbsentee. Absentee ballots can be returned via the U.S. Mail, or they can be brought into City Hall.