All village residents that are US citizens, at least 18 years of age, and have been in the Village at least 28 days are eligible to vote. Voters are required to register to vote.
Nursing Home Voting
- Wards 1-4 vote at the Mount Horeb Public Library, 105 Perimeter Road
- Wards 5-9 vote at the Mount Horeb Senior Center, 107 N Grove Street
- Look up your street name to find your ward at the Voter Public Access website.
Voter registration information is maintained on a State-wide Voter Registration System (SVRS). Voters must complete a registration form before voting for the first time in Wisconsin. They are also required to complete a new registration form whenever they move to a different address or if there is a name change.
Online Registration is now available through the My Vote Wisconsin website. The registration form can be completed and saved online. The form must then be printed and signed by the voter. The registration form can be mailed to the Village Clerk’s office but must be postmarked no later than 20 days before the election. The voter can also personally deliver the registration form to the Village Clerk’s office until 5:00pm on the Friday before the election, or bring it to the polling place on election day. Proof of residence may be required. Please follow the registration form instructions on the My Vote Wisconsin website.
Please read the instructions that are with the registration form. Complete all areas of the form. Be sure to use the correct name as shown on the Wisconsin driver’s license or social security card.
When to register
In Wisconsin, a voter may register as late as Election Day. If registering by mail, the application must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before an election. First time Wisconsin voters must provide an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence including their full name and current address.
Acceptable forms of identification can be found on the State Elections website. After the mailing registration deadline is passed, all voters must register in the Village Clerk’s office.
If registering in person, an applicant can register in the Village Clerk’s office during office hours until 5:00pm on the Friday before the election.
Information is available on the Village Clerk/Village Treasurer webpage, the Village Clerk’s office, Government Accountability Board (GAB) elections website, and the Voter Public Access website.
- State Elections website – elections information, voter information, and forms are available.
- Voter Public Access website – you can look up your registration information, find out where to vote, see a sample ballot for upcoming elections.
If you are a qualified elector who has registered to vote, and you are unwilling or unable to appear at the polling place on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot in writing, delivered to the Village Clerk’s office by letter, email, or in person.
- Application for Absentee Ballot
Requesting by mail
If you choose to request an absentee ballot by mail, your written request must include your full name, current village address, the address where the ballot should be mailed, and your signature. Your request should be mailed to the Village Clerk’s office, 138 E Main Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572. Your request must be received no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday immediately preceding the election.
In person voting begins the third Monday before the election, and ends at 5:00pm the Friday before the election. If you choose to request an absentee ballot in person, you may do so at the Village Clerk’s office, 138 E Main Street. You cannot take a ballot home or pick one up for another voter.
Permanent Absentee Status
If getting to the polls is a physical hardship, you can check the area on the application form for indefinitely confined status. A ballot will be sent to you automatically as long as you return each one.