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New and Former Residents – Presidential-Only Ballots - Updated Instructions for Entering into SVRS

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October 26, 2012
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Nathaniel E. Robinson, Elections Division Administrator
Updated SVRS Instructions for Entering New and Former Residents - Presidential Only Ballots.pdf45.92 KB

Updated instructions for entering Presidential-Only Ballots for New and Former Residents have been posted on the G.A.B. website under the SVRS Application Training Manual as Appendix D. SVRS Application Training Manual:

The following is a brief overview of the rules for New and Former Residents who will be requesting Presidential-Only Ballots.

Eligibility Definition

Any New Resident of the State who would be an eligible elector except for the 28-day residency requirement, or any Former Resident of the State who is ineligible in their new home state to vote due to a residency requirement, may apply for a Presidential-Only Absentee Ballot.

Application Requirements

New Residents:

  • Must apply and vote in-person, no earlier than 27 days before the election, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.
  • Should note that this time frame is only specific to a New Resident voting for the Presidential-Only Absentee Ballot.
  • May also apply and vote for ‘President-Only’ on Election Day at the polling place.
  • Must complete a special absentee application/cancellation (GAB-141).
  • Are not required to complete the GAB-131, and are not registered.
  • Must however, provide proof of residence.

Former Residents:

  • Must apply within 24 months of leaving Wisconsin.
  • Must be sent by-mail application using a special absentee application (GAB-140).
  • Must have this form notarized.
  • Should note that there is no specific deadline before the election to apply.
  • Are not required to provide proof of residence.

Deadline for Return of the Presidential-Only Ballot

  • Friday 4:00 p.m. after the election, if postmarked by November 6, 2012, Election Day.