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Having trouble requesting an absentee ballot?

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If you plan to vote in the April 7 spring election, you will need to request an absentee ballot.

The Village is reporting that it is receiving calls from voters having trouble requesting an absentee ballot through myvote.wi.gov. Here are some tips for using the site.

You must have lived in Kohler for 28 days, and you must be a registered voter to request an absentee ballot.

To verify that you are registered, visit this site: myvote.wi.gov/en-us/*

Click the “Vote absentee” button. It will bring up a form asking your name and birthdate. IMPORTANT: *Make sure you enter your full given name as it appears on your driver’s license and not a nickname. For example, enter “Robert” instead of “Bob.”

If the site confirms that you are registered, you may proceed to apply for the absentee ballot on that same website.

If you are not a registered voter in Kohler, and you have lived in Kohler for at least 28 days, you will need to register when you request an absentee ballot.

To register:

  1. Visit the same link above – myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
  2. Click the “Register to vote” button and follow the instructions to complete the form.

Since you cannot deliver the printed materials to Village Hall offices in person, you may use any of the following methods:

  • Email: llindow@kohlervillage.org with a note requesting an absentee ballot for the April 7th election and include an attachment containing your photo ID (i.e. driver’s license that you can scan or take a picture of).
  • Mail: Write a note saying you are requesting an absentee ballot for the April 7th election and print out a scan or photo of your ID, then mail to Kohler Village Hall, 319 Highland Drive, Kohler WI 53044
  • Dropbox: Write a note saying you are requesting an absentee ballot for the April 7th election and print out a scan or photo of your ID. Put them in an envelope and drop them into the silver Village drop box located outside the main entrance to the post office.

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is April 2.

For more information about voting in Wisconsin, visit elections.wi.gov

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