Special Election for Representative in Congress, District 7, February 18, 2020

Spring Primary Election February 18, 2020

Special General Election May 12, 2020

As more information becomes available this page will be updated. (Rev. 1/30/2020)

Voting By Absentee Ballot

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 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

All absentee ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day

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, email or in person.


Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

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

5 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, February 13, 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 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.

Contact Tilden Town Clerk As Follows:

Town of Tilden Clerk

Steve Plendl

12193 120th Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Phone: (715) 529-7438

In person absentee voting Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. till 12 noon at 10790 100th Ave. or by appointment.

Call the Town Clerk at (715) 529-7438.

Clerk will have absentee ballots in the clerk’s office when they are available from the Chippewa County Clerk; unless previously noted.


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

January 2, 2020 for the 7th Congressional District only race.

January 28, 2020 for the full Spring Election Ballot.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in-person at the clerk’s office:

February 14, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - call for an appointment if needed.

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 election day.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

All absentee ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day

Election Forms

The links below will take you to the Wisconsin Election Commission's website.  Scroll down the list of forms until you find the number of the form you want.  EL-121 is the Absentee Ballot Application form and EL-131 is the Voter Registration Application form.

Application for Absentee Ballot: http://elections.wi.gov/forms/EL-121-english

Voter Registration Application: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable