Election Information

VOTING REMINDERS

The Village Clerk would like to remind all residents that they now need a photo ID to vote.  If you have not voted in the last two years your voter registration may no longer be active and you may need to re-register.  You can check you voter registration by go to http://myvote.wi.gov/.

 

WHAT CAN I USE AS PHOTO ID TO VOTE?

The following are the main photo IDs that are acceptable for voting purposes.

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services
  • A U.S. passport book or card

If you have not voted before you will also have to register and provide proof of residence.

 

WHAT DOCUMENTS CAN I USE AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR REGISTERING?

All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential

address.

  • A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  • A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list,
    that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.
  • A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before registration.
  • Bank statement.
  • Paycheck or paystub.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
  • A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
  • Residential lease that is effective on date of registration.

You can also register prior to the election.  If you need additional information or want to check your registration you can also contact the Village Clerk at 927-5785.

PHOTO ID INFORMATION FOR ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS

 

ACCEPTABLE PHOTO IDS

Information Provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

 

DO I NEED A SPECIAL VOTER ID CARD?

There is not a separate "Voter ID" card. There are many forms of Photo ID, which you may already have, that can be used to vote.

Anyone with a valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID card, or any of the documents listed below, already has the photo ID they need for voting purposes.

 

WHAT CAN I USE AS PHOTO ID TO VOTE?

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 4, 2014 election):

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services
  • A U.S. passport book or card

The following photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes:

  • A certificate of naturalization (that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of the election)
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
  • A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:
    • Date the card was issued
    • Signature of student
    • Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance
    • The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule

 

WHAT WILL THE POLL WORKER BE LOOKING AT ON MY PHOTO ID?

  • Elector's Photograph

The photograph must reasonably resemble the elector

  • Elector's Name

The elector's name must conform to the name on their voter registration; conform does not mean that the name must be identical to the name on the voter registration

  • An Expiration

If the ID has an expiration date, it must meet the expiration requirements listed above

An acceptable Photo ID for voting does not have to include a current address.

For detailed information about the Voter Photo ID law, visit bringit.wi.gov.

For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov
 or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 1-866-VOTE-WIS or (608) 261-2028.

 

ACCEPTABLE PHOTO IDS

Information Provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

 

ARE THERE ANY PHOTO IDS I CANNOT USE TO VOTE?

Yes. The following photo IDs are NOT acceptable for voting purposes:

  • A Military Veteran Affairs ID
  • A State or Federal government employee IDs
  • An out-of-state driver license or identification card
  • An employment IDs
  • A membership or organization ID
  • A Certificates of Citizenship

 

ARE THERE ANY PHOTO IDS THAT CAN BE USED FOR VOTING THAT DO NOT HAVE A PHOTO ON THEM?

Yes. The following documents, which do not contain a photo, can be used for voting purposes :

  • A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a driver license, which is dated within 60 days of the date of the election. If your driver license has been taken away by law enforcement or a court, you may present written documentation of that fact in order to vote without your photo ID
  • A State of Wisconsin, DOT issued, identification card without a photo, issued to those electors with a religious objection to being photographed

 

IS THERE ANYONE WHO DOES NOT NEED TO PROVIDE A PHOTO ID?

Yes. The following electors do NOT need to provide a Photo ID:

  • Confidential electors are always exempt from Photo ID requirements. Confidential electors have applied for this status with their municipal clerk, and have presented a court order, a letter from law enforcement, a letter from the staff of a domestic abuse shelter, or the staff of an agency assisting victims of domestic abuse
  • Active Military and Permanent Overseas voters are not required to provide a Photo ID when they vote by absentee ballot, but if they vote in-person, they must present Photo ID
  • Indefinitely confined voters and voters in special care facilities can provide a witness signature on their absentee ballot certificate envelope in substitute for showing Photo ID; if they vote in- person, they must present a Photo ID

For detailed information about the Voter Photo ID law, visit bringit.wi.gov. For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 1-866-VOTE-WIS or (608) 261-2028