Elections & Voting

General Election

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Registration Information

Voters must reside at their address for at least 28 days by Election Day to register to vote. Voters who have moved within Wisconsin less than 28 days before the election must vote from their previous address either by absentee ballot or at the polling location. Voters who have moved to Wisconsin from another state less than 28 days before an election are only eligible to vote in Presidential elections.

Registration is not available the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an election. However, registration is available at the polling location on Election Day.

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online. Please note, when registering online, proof of residence must still be provided. The deadline to register by mail or online to vote in the General Election is October 14.  After this date, electors must register in person in the clerk’s office or at the polling location on election day. 

Absentee Voting


Any qualified elector who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 28 days.

Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. There are several options for requesting an absentee ballot to vote.

Absentee Voting by Mail


All registered voters may visit MyVote Wisconsin and click "Vote Absentee" to request their absentee ballot. This request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be sent to you. Please be aware there is no guarantee that a ballot will arrive before Election Day if the absentee ballot request is submitted the week prior to the election.

 An acceptable Photo ID 
must accompany your application if not previously submitted. Selfies are not an acceptable form of ID. 


The absentee ballot must be returned no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. The following are options for returning a ballot.

  • Mail it back in the postage paid envelope.
  • Drop it off at the clerk’s office at City Hall (130 S. Main Street, Lodi, WI).
  • Insert it in the Utility Payment Drop Box outside of City Hall.
  • Drop it off at the polling location by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Please note this option is not recommended. If there are issues with the ballot the vote may not count.

The United States Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least one week before Election Day. Returning a ballot from overseas may take longer.

Absentee ballots may not be returned by email or fax.

In-Person Absentee Voting


Absentee voting at the clerk's office will be available October 20 through October 30. Electors can vote their ballot immediately in the clerk's office after verification of registration and showing an acceptable form of photo ID.  No ballots may be removed from the clerk's office.

Checking Absentee Ballot Status


Electors can check the status of their ballots by visiting MyVote Wisconsin and clicking My Voter Info. Voters can view the following after entering first name, last name, and birth date:

  • Date absentee ballot request was submitted
  • Date absentee ballot request was approved
  • Date absentee ballot was sent
  • Date absentee ballot was received

​Important Dates


October 6 Last day for electors to begin to acquire residence for the General Election.
Electors moving after this date may vote from their prior address.
October 14
Deadline for electors to register by mail or online to vote in the General Election.
After this date, electors must register in person in the clerk's office or at the polling location.
October 20 In-person absentee voting begins in the municipal clerk's office.
October 29
Deadline (5:00 p.m.) for regular and overseas electors to request absentee ballots by mail (online, email or fax) for the General Election.
October 30
Deadline (5:00 p.m.) for electors to register to vote and/or vote absentee in the municipal clerk's office or other designated location(s).