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THE VOTER PHOTO ID LAW IS IN EFFECT. All residents requesting an absentee ballot or voting at the polls on Election Day will be required to provide a valid document establishing their proof of identification before a ballot will be issued.

 

 

The following photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 8, 2016):

 

• A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
• A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
• A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
• Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service (including retired military)
• A U.S. passport (book or card)

 

The following Photo ID’s are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:

 

• A veteran’s photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs (or with no expiration date)
• A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
• A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
• An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
• A temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 180 days)
• A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.

 

The following Photo ID’s may be used even if they are expired:

 

• An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
• A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. Also, the university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment.

     

For More information on Voting in Wisconsin and the Voter Photo Identification Law:

Visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission's "Bring It To The Ballot" website.

 

Where to Vote

The Village of Pleasant Prairie has five voting locations throughout the Village, open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

To find your voting location:

Click here (Kenosha County Where Do I Vote Website),

Click here (Pleasant Prairie Voting Locations Map)

or call the Village Hall at 262/694-1400.

 

Voter Registration - Qualification

In order to vote in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, you must be a registered voter. The State of Wisconsin has set the following minimum requirements to register: You must be 18 years of age on Election Day; you must be a U.S. citizen; and you must reside in the Village of Pleasant Prairie for at least 10 consecutive days before an election.

Voter Registration - How To

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF REGISTERING ONLIINE, YOU MUST ALWAYS PROVIDE A
PROOF OF RESIDENCE DOCUMENT WHEN REGISTERING TO VOTE

(Acceptable Proof of Residence documents are listed below)

 

By mail - up to 20 days before the election. Registration forms should be mailed to the Village Clerk’s office at 9915 39th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158. You can start your voter registration form online at http://myvote.wi.gov. or download the Wisconsin Voter Registration Application. Your form must be printed, signed, and mailed or delivered with proof of residence to the Village Clerk’s office.

 

Online - up to 20 days before the election. Voters who have a valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can register to vote online on the MyVote Wisconsin website: http://myvote.wi.gov. To register online, the voter must enter a name, date of birth, Driver License or ID number and address that matches what is on file with the Wisconsin DMV. If all of the fields match, the voter will be able to register to vote completely online without needing to print, sign or mail the form and without needing to send a proof of residence document. Voters who are not able to match their information with the information in the DMV database will be given the option to register by mail (see instructions above).

 

In the Village Clerk’s office. You may register in-person in at the Village Hall, 9915 39th Avenue, during regular business hours until the Friday before the election at 5:00 p.m.

 

At the polling place on Election Day. You may register at the polls on Election Day.

 

Not sure if you are registered to vote Click Here

 

Voter Registration - Application

Voter Registration Applications are available at the Village Hall, 9915 – 39th Avenue, or you may download the Wisconsin Voter Registration Form. A voter registration application must be completed for all name and address changes.

 

Proof of residence is required at all times when registering to vote or when updating a name or address change.  An acceptable proof of residence document listed below must contain the current name and current address of the registrant and must be valid on the day used to register to vote.

  • A WI Driver License / ID Card, if not expired or cancelled. May be used even if driving privileges have been revoked. (Revoked or suspended licenses can be used)
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • An employee ID card with a photograph, but not a business card.
  • A real property tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  • A residential lease (Does not count as proof of residence if elector submits form by mail).
  • A picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with a fee receipt or an on-campus housing listing provided by the university, college or technical college to the municipality that denotes US Citizenship.
  • A utility bill for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made.
  • A bank statement.
  • A paycheck.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
  • (Homeless voters only) A letter from an organization that provides services to the homeless that identifies the voter and describes the location designated as the person’s residence for voting purposes.
  • A contract or intake document prepared by a residential care facility indicating that the occupant resides in the facility.

Voting by Absentee Ballot - Qualification

  • Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.
  • A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward of municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election.
  • The elector must also be registered in the Village of Pleasant Prairie before an absentee ballot request will be processed.

To Receive an Absentee Ballot by Mail

 

  • Absentee Ballot requests must be submitted in writing when requesting a ballot be sent by mail. Requests can be submitted in person or by mail, email or facsimile transmission.
  • A written request, other than completing an Application of Absentee Ballot, must list your current name and current voting address within the municipality and the address where the absentee ballot should be sent.
  • The last day to submit a request for an Absentee Ballot to be sent by mail is 5 p.m. on the Thursday before each Election.
  • PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED – a valid form of Photo ID as listed above must be submitted with a request for an absentee ballot to be sent by mail. (Military, Overseas and Indefinitely Confined voters are exempt)

 

In Person Absentee Voting

  • You may personally visit Village Hall, 9915 – 39th Avenue, to vote an absentee ballot during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The Village Clerk will determine when in person absentee voting begins at the Village Hall with the last day to be 5 p.m. on the Friday before each Election.
  • PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED – a valid form of Photo ID as listed above must be presented before an absentee ballot will be issued.

Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized or in service as a Sequestered juror. Contact the Village Clerk directly if any of these situations apply.

For additional information you may also visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission My Vote site at https://myvote.wi.gov, visit Village Hall, 9915 39th Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. or contact the Village Clerk’s Office at (262) 694-1400 or email at ClerksOffice@plprairie.com.

 

Jane M. Romanowski, Village Clerk
Village of Pleasant Prairie
9915 39th Avenue
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
262/694-1400
E-mail: ClerksOffice@plprairie.com
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.