Just the Facts: How Can I Return my Paper Ballot?

If you signed up for Vote By Mail, ballots will arrive in mailboxes starting September 24th.

First, find out if you are signed up to receive your ballot in the mail. Once you have your ballot, complete and return it as soon as possible:

How can ballots be returned? Voters will be able return ballots:

  • Drop ballots in a secure drop box – Madison residents can utilize the drop box at the Kings Road commuter lot behind the Public Safety Building. These have video cameras 24 hours a day and are weather- and tamper-proof. They are picked up directly by your county Board of Elections staffers;
  • Mail it as soon as you receive it through USPS;
  • Hand it directly to a poll worker at a polling place on Election Day;
  • Designate someone to take your ballot and deliver it for you at staffed locations. Any time anyone takes your ballot from you, including your spouse or children or relative, they must fill out the “Bearer” portion of your mail-in ballot. This is a security feature that assures your ballot was taken from you with your consent. Any ballots that are delivered by a Bearer without the Bearer portion filled out completely will be rejected and not counted. Bearers may hand-deliver no more than THREE ballots, including their own, during any one election. A candidate running in the current election may not serve as a bearer.