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VIDEO | Large turnout on first day of in-person absentee voting in Washington County

October 20, 2020 – Village of Richfield, WI – There were a lot of eager voters today across Washington County as in-person absentee voting got underway.

“We had one guy waiting in his truck at 7:15 a.m.,” said Village of Richfield administrator Jim Healy. “I told the guy we didn’t open until 8 a.m. and he said that was fine because he didn’t want to be 20th in line when we did open.”

Sure enough by 8 a.m. there was a line around the municipal building the Village of Richfield is using for its drive-thru voting.

It was much the same scenario in the Town of West Bend which opened its doors at 9 a.m. for drive-thru voting.

In other communities such as Hartford, Village of Kewaskum and Village of Slinger there were lines as people stood inside City Hall or Village Hall waiting to cast their ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 election.

Hours for in-person absentee vary by community.

Below is a list of hours covering the next two weeks for in-person absentee voting across Washington County. If you need to know where you vote click HERE to find your polling place.

Town of Barton: You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.  Sherry Eckert, Clerk, 262-334-2765  3482 Town Hall Road, Kewaskum, WI 53040. Hours for in-person absentee are below.

Oct 20  8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Oct 22  8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Oct 26  8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Oct 27  8:30 am – 1:30 p.m.

Oct 29  8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct 30  8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

May Call for Appointment

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, October 29, 2020

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.

Town of Erin voting

Town of Erin:  You may cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day. In-person absentee voting begins Oct. 20, 2020, and ends Oct. 30, 2020, Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Oct. 30, 2020, noon to 5 p.m.


Town of Hartford: Voting by an absentee ballot in person in the Town of Hartford is

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the Town of Hartford clerk’s office is: Wednesday October 21, 2020 from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the Town of Hartford clerk’s office is: Wednesday October 28, 2020 from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Town of Jackson: In person absentee voting: The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is October 20, 2020. Tuesday, October 20 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, October 26 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 29 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 30 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office in the Town of Jackson is October 30, 2020. No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.


Town of Kewaskum: Absentee in-person early voting can be done on Saturday, October 24 from 9 am. – 12 p.m. or by appointment  October 18 – 30, you must contact the clerk at 262-707-3843 to set up a appointment.


Town of Polk: Vote an Absentee Ballot in the Town of Polk Clerk’s Office is:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

• Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. until 12 Noon.
• Tuesday 2:30 pm – 6 p.m.
• Friday October 30, 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.


The last day to Vote an Absentee Ballot in the Clerk’s Office is: Friday, October 30, 2020

Town of Trenton: Absentee Vote in person for the November 3 Fall General Election in the Town of Trenton is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the following days:

  • Tuesday, October 20
  • Thursday, October 22
  • Monday, October 26
  • Wednesday, October 28
  • Friday, October 30
  • By appointment (call 262.675.6009 x101)

Town of West Bend

Town of West Bend: Hours for voting in-person absentee in the Town of West Bend are…

TUES. OCT 20 – 9AM – 1PM

WED. OCT 21 – 9AM – 1PM

THUR. OCT 22 – 3PM – 7PM

TUES OCT. 27 – 9AM – 1PM

WED. OCT 28 – 3PM – 7PM

THUR. OCT 29 – 3PM – 7PM


Village of Jackson: In-person absentee in the Village of Jackson will be held weekdays October 20 – October 30 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Village Hall.  REMINDER: On Election Day, November 3, 2020, the polling place in the Village of Jackson will be the Jackson Community Center, N165 W20330 HICKORY LANE.


Village of Newburg: In-person absentee voting in the Village of Newburg is available through October 29, you can vote early at Newburg Village Hall, 620 W Main St, at the following times: Mon/Tue/Wed 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thurs 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Please bring a photo ID and if you need to register, also proof of address.

Village of Slinger

Village of Slinger: In-person absentee voting will begin in the Village of Slinger on TUESDAY, October 20, 2020 per state statutes and end Friday October 30, 2020. The Village of Slinger will have in-person voting at the Village Hall, 300 Slinger Road., Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions about voting, please contact Clerk Tammy Tennies at 262-644-2636

Village of Germantown:  In-Office Absentee Voting will take place at the Village of Germantown Clerk’s Office two weeks prior to the election.  In Person Absentee Voting will begin Tuesday, October 20, at the Village Hall in the Village of Germantown.

October 20th – October 22nd:  8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

October 23rd:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

October 24th:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

October 26th – October 29th:  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

October 30th:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 31st:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

October 30th is the last day to register to vote in the Clerk’s Office prior to the election. There is no absentee voting or voter registration the day prior to the election, November 2.

Village of Richfield: In-Person Drive Through Absentee Voting at Richfield Village Hall

October 20 – October 30  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Excluding weekends)

Extended Absentee In-Person voting hours in the Village of Richfield:

Thursday, October 22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, October 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


City of Hartford

City of Hartford: In-person absentee voting in the City of Hartford is weekdays Oct. 20 – October 30 from 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in the lower level of Hartford City Hall in the council chambers.


City of West Bend: In-person absentee in City of West Bend is in the Clerk’s Office weekdays from October 20 – October 29 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on October 30 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This story is a work in progress and we will be adding polling locations and times over the next 24 hours. Thanks for your patience.

If you would like a community in particular kindly send a request to [email protected]

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