Type E Notice Absentee Ballot Information


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.   Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. 

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, on-line at MyVote.wi.gov or in person. 

Making application to receive and absentee ballot by email.

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:  March 28th, 2024.

Please send mail requests to:                      Town of Bear Lake

                                                                         1340 27th Ave                                                                  

                                                                      Rice Lake, WI  54868


Email requests:  [email protected]

On-line requests:  https://myvote.wi.gov

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 by appointment Monday through Friday, from March 19th, 2024 through March 29th, 2024. 

Lisa Blechinger, Clerk

2498 17th St

Rice Lake, WI 54868


[email protected]

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 April 2nd, 2024.  Any ballots received after the polls close at 8:00pm will not be counted.