Notice of Absentee Voting For Presidential Preference & Spring Election

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 in order to receive an absentee ballot.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent
to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form
of a letter. 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 for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, March 31, 2016.

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 the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting
and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified
location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

Janet Tomesh, Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Rice Lake
1830 Macauley Ave.
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone & Fax: 715-234-8087 Email: [email protected]
By Appointment: Mondays through Fridays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: March 21, 2016

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, April 1, 2016

No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.
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 Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the board of canvassers if
postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following the

Janet Tomesh, Clerk/Treasurer
Posted: March 2, 2016