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UPCOMING ELECTIONS


Poll Hours: 7am - 8pm

2020

November 3, 2020 - Presidential & General Election

2021

February 16, 2021 - Spring Primary

April 6, 2021 - Spring Election


For a safe and simple way to vote during Covid-19, all voters are encouraged to participate in the upcoming elections by voting an absentee ballot by mail. 

To receive a ballot by mail:

  • Requests can be made on myvote.wi.gov
  • By email
  • Send a written request to City Clerk, 625 52nd Street, Kenosha, WI 53140. 

In all instances, you must Include a copy of acceptable photo ID. 

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Visit myvote.wi.gov to:

  • Register to vote
  • View your voter profile
  • Check/update your voter registration status
  • Find your polling place
  • Information on how to obtain an absentee ballot
  • Find out who your elected officials are
  • View a sample ballot

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Did You Know?

There is a deadline to register to vote. Double check all the deadlines and how they apply to you here: DEADLINES

Have You Registered?

Check your status, or register to vote here: REGISTER

Need to Update Your Address?

You can do that by entering your name & address on this form and choosing "Update Name or Address" under your information. UPDATE ADDRESS

More Questions?

At myvote.wi.gov you can:

  • Register to vote
  • View your voter profile
  • Check/update your voter registration status
  • Find your polling place
  • Information on how to obtain an absentee ballot
  • Find out who your elected officials are
  • View a sample ballot

News:

September 1, 2020

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) is sending an informational mailing to approximately 2.6 million Wisconsin voters about their options to cast a ballot in November.  You can read more about it here

July 13, 2020
The Kenosha City Clerk and Treasurer’s Office has been advised that a voter registration mailing has been sent to City of Kenosha residents.  The mailing is not from the City of Kenosha or the Wisconsin Election Commission.  It is from the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI), which are nonprofit voter registration groups that are not affiliated with the State.

The mailing contains an older version of the Wisconsin voter registration application with some information for the recipient pre-filled on the form.  Instructions and a cover letter will are included that provide voters with context for the mailing and information to help them understand the voter registration process and proof of residence requirements.   

VPC/CVI has made information about their process available on its website.  The website also contains an electronic form that voters can use to unsubscribe from VPC and CVI’s mailings:  https://www.centerforvoterinformation.org/unsubscribe/

VPC/CVI has informed the Wisconsin Election Commission that they sent this mailing to over 7,500 City of Kenosha residents.  Some residents are registered to vote, and some may have moved.  To check the status of your voter registration visit myvote.wi.gov or contact the City Clerk and Treasurer at 262-653-4020 or

The City of Kenosha has placed new Official Ballot Drop Boxes in various locations for your convenience. 

  • Municipal Building - 625 52nd St.
  • Northside Library - 1500 27th Ave.
  • Kenosha Water Utility - 4401  Green Bay Rd.
  • Kenosha Transit - 4303 39th Ave
  • Southwest Library - 7979 38th Ave.
  • Uptown Library - 2419 63rd St.

All locations are monitored under 24 hour surveillance.

Ballots are collected daily by two Elections Officials, and returned to the Clerk's office and secured. 

*Note* City of Kenosha Official Ballot Boxes look like this:

Ballot Box

In Wisconsin you must show a Photo ID in order to receive a ballot. 

Examples of acceptable forms of ID:

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued license, even if driving privleges are revoked/suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issed ID card
  • Military ID card
  • US Passport book or card
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • ID issued by a federally recognized Indian Tribe in Wisconsin
  • ID card receipt issued by WIS-DOT (not expired)
  • Veteran Affairs ID card (not expired)

Visual: Acceptable Photo ID Examples

Need help getting an acceptable form of ID? 

Visit http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/

Be prepared before election day. 

Register ahead of time. 

Know your ward. 

If you need to register on election day, fill out your form before you go to your polling place. 

Be sure to go to the right polling place! 

You can find all this information and more, including a sample of your ballot, by visiting myvote.wi.gov

Find your polling place here.

There are over 100 wards in the City of Kenosha.  Polling places may be assigned 2 or more wards. Voters must cast their ballot at the polling place assigned to the ward for the voter’s address. 

http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/1009/Where-to-Vote

If you're interested in becoming a pollworker, please click the "Pollworkers" tab above to complete an application.

Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote early (absentee).  Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one.  You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote. 

For the November 3, 2020 election, request your ballot ahead of time to ensure it arrives in the Clerk's office on or before election day. The last day a regular voter can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them, is Thursday October 29th at 5pm.

A valid photo ID is required for absentee voting.


***UPDATE*** Voting at the Kenosha Public Museum & Civil War Museum are no longer available.

 

Early In Person Absentee Voting

You will be required to bring photo ID. For the November 3, 2020 Election, you can vote in person at City Hall during the following times:

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through Friday, October 23, 2020 8am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 8am - 4pm
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 Noon  - 4pm
  • Monday, October 26, 2020 through Thursday, October 29, 2020 8am - 4:30pm
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 8am - 5pm

We will also be offering a drive through option at City Hall during the above dates and times.

Drive through map: Drive-through_Voting_2020_-_MOB_PUBLIC.pdf

 


Early Absentee Voting by Mail

Request your absentee ballot here: MyVote.wi.gov

You can also print the appropriate application below and mail it in with a copy of your photo ID.

2020 Absentee Ballot Request

Hospitalized Absentee Ballot Request

Permanent Absentee Ballot Request