Absentee Ballots & Voting
Absentee Ballots are available for individuals who will not be able to attend their regular polling location during an election. It is important to know that absentee voters must also be registered voters. The first step to obtaining an absentee ballot is by requesting an absentee ballot by going to the MyVote Wisconsin Website or to complete an Application for Absentee Ballot (PDF) and return it to the Clerk's Office via email or by bringing it to Village Hall.
ALL absentee applications must be submitted with a copy of WI photo ID. Please see the list of acceptable WI photo ID's.
Absentee ballots, which are available approximately three weeks prior to the election, are either mailed to the voter or completed in person at Village Hall. Questions regarding absentee ballots should be directed to the Village Clerk's office at 414-371-3050. An absentee ballot may be returned by mail or in person at the Village Clerk's office, however, may not be placed in the drop box in front of the Village Hall.
A recent law change does allow disabled voters to have another person return their absentee ballot in person or have it placed in the mail on their behalf.
In Person Absentee Voting Hours
All absentee voting takes place at the Village Hall, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive the two week period before an election. Please bring WI photo ID with you. Please see the list of acceptable WI photo ID's.
New residents, residents recently turning 18, or residents who have not registered to vote are encouraged to register to vote online at the My Vote Wisconsin Website or at the Village Hall in advance of an election. While you may also register on election dates at the polling places, it is recommended that you register in advance to avoid congestion at the polls.
Examples of Proof of Residency can be found on the Wisconsin Election Commission Website.
The list below is not a comprehensive list, but categories of the most common types used by voters.
o A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.
o Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
o Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
o A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
o A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list, that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.
o A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
o Bank statement.
o Paycheck or paystub.
o A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
o A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
o Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
o An intake document from a residential care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.
The Village Manager's Office staff welcome the opportunity to perform community relations activities. For example, Brown Deer School District 2nd grade classes visit the Village Hall and participate in a mock Village Board meeting, tour the Village Hall, and visit the Police Department. This event is coordinated by the Village Manager's Office. If you would like assistance or involvement from the Village on a Community Relations activity, please contact the Village Manager's Office at 414-371-3050.
Meeting Agenda (Setting)
The Village Manager is responsible for setting the meeting agendas for the Village Board, and is responsible for reviewing and approving the agendas for all other boards, committees and commissions. If you have any item or matter that you would like the Village Board to consider, you may submit it to the Village Manager's Office. In some cases, the Village Manager or other Village Staff may be able to answer and/or address your questions.
In other cases, the matters may be presented at one of the Village committees or commissions, or directly to the Village Board. Directing communications to the various governing bodies is the responsibility of the Village Manager.