> Complete a Back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot > Wisconsin
Wisconsin allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for voting in general elections for Federal office only if you previously registered and requested a ballot for this election. Otherwise you must submit an FPCA with the FWAB for it to be counted. Uniformed service members may also use the FWAB to vote for State and local offices, and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote anytime before an election.
Open Back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot
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Only the following blocks of the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation are required:
Block 1: Wisconsin does not allow you to use this form for
registration. Do not check the registration block. (Note:
Wisconsin does not require voter registration for Uniformed
Service members and their families.)
Block 2: Select the category that describes you. U.S.
Citizens residing outside the U.S. temporarily are not
eligible to use this form.
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle). Make sure the name
you entered in here matches the name that appears on your
identification document for Block 4.
Block 4: Date of Birth
Enter your Wisconsin Driver's License number. If you have
not been issued a Wisconsin Driverís License, enter your
Wisconsin I.D. card number OR the last four digits of your
Social Security number. If you have not been issued any of
these identification numbers, the State shall assign a
number that will serve to identify you for voter registration
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow your local election official to
follow up if more information is required.
Block 7: Complete street address of your Wisconsin voting
residence. A post office box is not sufficient. This address
must be within the municipality where you claim legal
Block 8: Enter your current mailing address.
Block 9: Provide any information that may assist the local
election official in accepting this ballot or application.
Affirmation: Sign and date in the presence of one adult
U.S. citizen witness. The witness must sign and date the
Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and seal.
Open Security Envelope Template
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage-paid envelope may be used in the U.S. postal system which includes: all U.S. Military Post Offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. Embassies/Consulates
You must mail your back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot to your local election official. Find your county or city in the address list below to locate your election official.
Open Election Official Address List
Don't know your county? Go to the county finder. Don't know your zip code? Go to the United States Postal Service website.
More Information on Wisconsin's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Wisconsin State Election website
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Last updated: 09.18.2013