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, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered to vote in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.


You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or general election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at


Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

Thursday, October 29, 2020


Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact your municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.


Voting an absentee ballot in person:

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Tuesday, October 20, 2020


The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Sunday, November 1, 2020 (individual clerks may cease in-person absentee voting on an earlier date)


No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.


The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on November 3, 2020. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.


You may vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office at the Bennett Town Hall by appointment.  Please call TAMARA JOHNSON Clerk, Town of Bennett, 715-817-5994 to request to vote by absentee in person.


Returning your absentee ballot:

You may return your ballot by mail in the envelope provided, in-person at the clerk’s office or in the ballot drop box that will be installed in October on the exterior wall of the town hall by the entrance.  The drop box will be under video surveillance.


Questions?  Contact Tamara Johnson, Clerk





New Ballot drop box has been installed on the town hall next to the entry doors! It is under video surveillance.


You now have 3 options for returning your absentee ballot:

  1. Mail it in the enclosed certificate envelope
  2. In-person with the Clerk at the Town Hall
  3. Drop-off in the New Ballot Box at the Town Hall


REMEMBER: You must vote your ballot, put it in the certificate envelope, sign the certificate envelope and have your witness sign and put their address on the envelope before it is returned for your vote to count!


Tamara Johnson, Clerk