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					Signing the Poll Book
Voters must sign the poll book to obtain a            Kenosha                                     Wisconsin
ballot. The poll book now contains a
signature block for each voter. Only one
poll book needs to be signed.
                                                     County Clerk                                  Election
Voters unable to sign the poll book
because of a physical disability are
exempt from this requirement. If this
                                                 Mary T. Schuch-Krebs
applies to you, tell the election officials
that you are unable to sign because of a
disability.  Election officials will write
“exempt” in your signature block.
                                                            1010 56th Street                        Photo ID
                                                          Kenosha, WI 53140
Hospitalized Voters
                                                             Office Hours:
                                                                                                   and Other
Hospitalized voters may appoint an
agent to pick up their ballot from the
clerk’s office. The agent must present
                                                           8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
the hospitalized voter’s photo ID to the
clerk’s office.
                                                         Voter Public Access
Voter Registration Changes                                              Effective 2012

You can register to vote up until the
Friday before the election or on Election
Day. You must reside at your address for
28 consecutive days to be eligible to vote,
and you may no longer use a
corroborating witness as proof of
residence. Proof of residence is required
when registering less than 20 days before
an election, on Election Day, and for first   For detailed information about the Voter Photo ID
time Wisconsin voters registering by mail.     law, please visit the Government Accountability
For more information on acceptable proof              Board website: or
of residence documents contact your local                  call 1-866-VOTE-WIS or
municipal clerk.                                contact the G.A.B. Help Desk at 608-261-2028
                                                           or TTY 1-800-947-3529.
Photo Identification                               Photo ID                                       Changes to Absentee Voting
Beginning in 2012, you cannot receive a                                                           Absentee in the Clerk’s Office
ballot until you have met ID requirements.         Photo ID is always required when voting        Absentee voting in the clerk’s office is
(See the “Photo ID Exemptions and                  at the polling place and at the clerk’s        now restricted to the two weeks before
Exception” section.) Wisconsin does not            office unless you are a confidential           an election. Absentee voting now ends
issue a separate “Voter ID” card. Instead          elector.                                       at the close of business the Friday
you must use one of the photo IDs listed                                                          before the election.
below.                                             Photo ID is not required for these
Your photo ID does not need to show a              absentee voters:                               The new law prohibits absentee voting
current address.                                                                                  and voter registration the Saturday,
                                                      Military electors                          Sunday or Monday before an election.
                                                      Voters who are permanently abroad
Acceptable forms of Photo ID
                                                      Confidential electors                      Beginning in 2012, absentee voters in
   Wisconsin driver license*                                                                     the clerk’s office must present the same
   Wisconsin DOT-issued photo ID card*            Photo ID is not required, but is replaced      type of photo ID required at the polls
   U.S. passport*                                 with alternative requirements for these        (see list on the left).
   Military ID card*                              absentee voters:
       *The above documents may not have              Indefinitely confined voters               Absentee Requests by Mail
       expired earlier than the date of the last                                                  Beginning in 2012, absentee requests for
       November election.                             Nursing home and other care facility
                                                       residents who have ballots delivered by    ballots sent by mail must be
   Certificate of naturalization issued                                                          accompanied by a photocopy of an
                                                       a Special Voting Deputy
    within last two years                                                                         acceptable form of voter ID (see list on
                                                      Residents of care facilities who are not
   Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or                                                         the left).
                                                       visited by a Special Voting Deputy
    state ID receipt
   ID card issued by a federally                                                                 Once you have sent the clerk’s office a
                                                   For further information      contact   your
    recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin.                                                         photocopy of your ID, you will not need
                                                   municipal clerk.
   Unexpired ID issued by a Wisconsin                                                            to send photocopies with future absentee
    accredited university or college that                                                         ballot requests by mail, fax or email
    contains an issuance date, student             Provisional Ballots: Voters who                unless you change your name or
    signature, and expiration date within          do not provide Photo ID                        address.
    two years of issuance, along with a
    separate document showing proof of             Voters, including absentees, who are           Absentee Requests by Email / Fax
    current enrollment.                            required but unable to provide photo ID        If submitting an absentee request via fax
                                                   may vote by provisional ballot.                or email, you must either include a
If you are eligible to vote but do not have                                                       photocopy of acceptable ID with your
an acceptable ID, you may obtain a free            Provisional ballots are not counted            request or in your absentee ballot
ID for purposes of voting. Please visit            unless the voter provides an acceptable        envelope. and click “Voter Photo ID”       photo ID to the municipal clerk by 4 p.m.
for more information.                              the Friday after the election.                                            GAB-WELPI-201010

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