Updated Uniform Instructions for Absentee Voters and Effect of Crossover Voting


Timely Attention Required



Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission


Diane Lowe, Lead Elections Specialist

Update to Uniform Instructions for Absentee Voters

The Uniform Instructions for Absentee Voters has been updated to reflect the recent inclusion of Temporarily Overseas voters as UOCAVA voters. You were previously notified that, effective for the 2018 Partisan Primary, municipal clerks are required to honor a temporarily overseas voter’s request to receive their absentee ballot by fax or email. Like any other voter, a Temporarily Overseas voter must return their voted ballot by mail or other delivery service. A Temporarily Overseas voter is not currently able to obtain a ballot through myvote.wi.gov

A Temporarily Overseas voter may now use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) not only as a write-in ballot, but also as a request for an absentee ballot. A Temporarily Overseas voter receives a full ballot, must provide POR if registering and must provide Voter Photo ID to obtain a ballot. 

Please see the “Important Ballot Deadlines, Changes to Overseas Voting and Webinar Announcement” memo posted June 13, 2018, for more information. https://elections.wi.gov/node/5870

Notification of Effect of a Crossover Vote at a Partisan Primary (EL-112 series)

The following EL-112 series documents are available on the WEC website under “Forms.”

EL-112       Placed in each voting booth regardless of voting method

EL-112p*   Posted with other notices at polling places using hand-count paper ballots

EL-112m* Posted with other notices at polling places using optical scan ballots

*Include with Uniform Instructions for Absentee Voters when mailing or transmitting absentee ballots.

If you have questions, please contact the WEC Help Desk at 608-261-2028 or elections@wi.gov