- If you are not registered to vote in the City of New London, you must register before you can obtain an Absentee Ballot.
- Absentee ballots are stored in the City Clerk's office vault until Election Day.
- Absentee ballots are counted at the polls on Election Day.
How to Obtain an Absentee Ballot once you are a registered voter
- Option 1 - You may download and submit the EL-121 Absentee Ballot Request Form to the City Clerk's office
- Option 2 - You may submit a written request to the City Clerk's office by providing the following required information for EACH registered voter:
- Provide your name as you are registered to vote in Wisconsin
- Provide your month, day, and year of birth
- Provide your City of New London home address (legal voting residence)
- Provide your signature
- Provide the address to which the ballot should be mailed (if different from the City of New London home address)
- Provide your telephone number or email address to allow elections officials to contact you if there is a problem with your absentee application
- Option 3 - You may make a request for an absentee ballot via fax (920) 982-8665 - your request must contain the same information as noted in Option 2.
- Option 4 - You may make a request for an absentee ballot via Email. The request must contain the same information as noted in Option 2.
- Option 5 - You may make a request in person by visiting the City Clerk's office.
How Will I Receive My Absentee Ballot?
Absentee ballots are not faxed or e-mailed to registered voters; they are mailed via the US postal system. The last day an absentee ballot can be mailed to a registered voter is the Thursday before an election. Residents of certain residential care facilities who are on the permanent absentee ballot list will have their absentee ballots hand-delivered to them on a specific date by Special Voting Deputies.
Voting By Absentee Ballot
You may cast an absentee ballot in the City Clerk's office from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The last day to cast an in-person absentee ballot at the Clerk's office is 5:00 pm on the Friday before each election. When you cast an in-person absentee ballot at the Clerk's office, you will seal your voted ballot in a carrier envelope. The envelope will be stored in the Clerk's vault and will be delivered to the polls on Election Day. The poll workers will feed your ballot into the tabulator on Election Day.
If you requested that an absentee ballot be sent to you, it will be mailed via US mail. The envelope will contain instructions for the ballot's return, as well as a return, postage-paid envelope. Make sure you sign your absentee ballot envelope and have your signature witnessed.
Military and Overseas Absentee Voters
Military voters and voters who live permanently overseas are exempt from any requirement to provide a photo ID. Military voters are exempt from having to register to vote. Overseas voters must register to vote, but are not required to provide proof of residence; overseas voters may vote for federal offices only.
Military voters and overseas voters may apply for an absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application or (FPCA). This form also serves as a voter registration form for overseas voters. Ballots can be faxed or emailed to military and overseas voters, but must be returned via the postal system. Voters can also visit the State's website, MyVoteWI for voting assistance.
Permanent Absentee Voters
Registered electors who are indefinitely confined because of age, physical illness, or infirmity may request that an absentee ballot be sent automatically for every election. Submit the EL-121 Absentee Ballot Request Form to the City Clerk's office, 215 N. Shawano Street, New London, WI 54961.
Residential Care Facility Voters
Individuals living in residential care facilities (i.e., CBRF, RCAC, etc.,) have the option of voting at the polls on Election Day, voting at the Clerk's office during the two weeks prior to each election, or voting at their facility when it is visited by Special Voting Deputies. By-mail absentee voting, however, is no longer an option.