Voting Location and Information
The City of Kenosha has consolidated polling places throughout the city for the April 7 Presidential Preference Spring Election, in response to social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following is a list of the 10 polling locations for the Tuesday, April 7th Presidential Preference and Spring Election:
Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave.
Journey Church, 10700 75th St.
Kenosha Bible Church, 5405 67th St.
Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road
Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.
KUSD Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St.
Lincoln Park Oribiletti Center, 6900 18th Ave.
Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave.
Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.
Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave.
People may find out their polling place by visiting the web sites: myvote.wi.gov or www.co.kenosha.wi.us/1009/Where-to-Vote. Other options include emailing: email@example.com or call the City Clerk’s office: 262-653-4020.
Election Day Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Poll workers will be supplied with hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, paper towel, and disinfectant. They will be instructed to maintain regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of pens, surfaces, voting equipment, and other elements of the work environment.
The City will provide hand washing stations and plexiglass barriers will be placed between the workers and voters. A police officer will be stationed at polling places. Voters will be instructed to stand in line six feet apart and will be allowed into the polling place in small groups, no larger than 10.
Acceptable Photo ID for Voting
Wisconsin driver license or ID*
Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or ID receipt
College photo ID & proof of enrollment document**
US Uniformed Service Military ID*
Unexpired US Veteran’s photo ID***
For more examples of acceptable photo ID visit bringit.wi.gov or myvote.wi.gov.
Voters are encouraged to participate in the April 7 Presidential Preference Spring Election by voting an absentee ballot by mail. To receive a ballot by mail, requests can be made on myvote.wi.gov, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or send request to City Clerk, 625 52nd
Street, Kenosha, WI 53140. Include a copy of acceptable photo ID. The deadline to request a ballot is Thursday, April 2, 2020 by 4:30 p.m. For indefinitely confined and military voters the deadline is April 3, 2020 by 5 p.m.
All voted ballots must be in the City Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day. It is recommended that people drop their ballot off in the white drop box on Eighth Avenue near the driveway of the visitor parking lot, or the white drop box near the west entrance of
625 52nd St.
DO NOT DROP BALLOTS OFF AT A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION
Ballots also can be sent via U.S. mail or shipped via other delivery methods (FedEx,etc.) to the City Clerk’s office, 625 52nd St., Room 105, Kenosha WI 53140. People are reminded to allow enough time for delivery if they mail their ballot.
Alternate Parking suspended
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2020
The City of Kenosha has suspended alternate side parking to accommodate residents who
may be impacted by COVID-19. All other parking regulations must be followed. Parking
enforcement will focus on safety-related violations.
City Hall closed to public access to aid in protecting employee health and the community
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2020
For further information contact: Kris Kochman
Community Relations Liaison City of Kenosha
KENOSHA – Walk-in services are suspended effective 5 p.m. Friday, March 20 at City Hall, the Kenosha Water Utility and other City buildings, in an effort to protect employee and community health during the current outbreak of the COVID-19 (Corona virus).
City employees are still working – either on-site or remotely — and will continue to offer government services, including early voting in the upcoming Presidential Preference and Spring Election.
“Our goal is to protect the health and safety of City employees and Kenosha residents, while continuing to offer government services,” said Mayor John Antaramian. “All vital functions will continue to be provided.”
City offices are closed to walk-in service through Thursday, April 30, and tentatively set to re- open on Friday, May 1. The mayor has temporarily suspended public information meetings of 10 or more citizens until at least April 23. City boards and commissions will not meet until further notice. The exceptions will be those required by law or deemed necessary by the chairperson after consultation with the Mayor. Common Council continues to meet as scheduled.
“Citizens should exercise good judgment,” Antaramian said. “If anyone feels ill they should should stay home and avoid exposure to others.”
All voters are encouraged to participate in the April 7 Presidential Preference Spring Election by voting an absentee ballot by mail. To receive a ballot by mail, requests can be made on myvote.wi.gov, or by email, email@example.com, or send request to City Clerk, 625 52nd Street, Kenosha, WI 53140. Include a copy of acceptable photo ID.
Limited appointments are available for voters who would like to vote on an absentee ballot in person. Voters should keep in mind that there is no difference between voting absentee by mail and voting absentee in person. The ballots and certificate envelopes are the same. All ballots, cast by mail or in person, are counted on election day. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, March 23rd to April 3rd, every half hour from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m.), two people per appointment. To make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-653-4020.
If not registered, voters can make an appointment during the times listed above, or drop off their absentee ballot request and voter registration application accompanied by a copy of acceptable proof of residence in the white drop boxes outside of City Hall, 625-52nd St. (located on Eighth Avenue near the driveway of the parking lot and outside of the west entrance). Acceptable forms of proof of residence include a Wisconsin driver’s license or ID, a utility bill, bank statement, or credit card statement. Additional forms can be found https://elections.wi.gov/voters .
For voters residing in wards 50, 51, 52, 53, 84 and 85, the Immanuel Church polling location at 6009 Pershing Boulevard has been relocated to the Kenosha United School District Educational Support Center at 3600 52nd Street.
The situation concerning COVID-19 and the upcoming elections is fluid and quickly evolving, so guidance changes daily. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is working with federal and state public health officials to determine the most effective guidance to provide to local election officials dealing with this crisis. The City Clerk’s office will provide additional information as it is available.
Hearings scheduled to occur between March 19 and April 30 will be rescheduled unless specifically deemed necessary by the Court. Any party desiring a hearing is encouraged to contact the municipal court office to arrange for a telephone, electronic or audiovisual hearing; and if necessary, for a personal appearance.
The Kenosha Municipal Court Clerk’s office will accept payments, issue receipts and process court orders through telephone, email and U.S. mail.
Contact the Municipal Court office: 262-653-4220 or email: email@example.com. Mailing address: 625 52nd Street, room 97, Kenosha WI 53140.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and in consideration of the health and welfare of the citizens of Kenosha and the many visitors to the Dream Playground, the Parks Division will close the Dream Playground located in Petzke Park effective March 20 until further notice.
The City’s Municipal Golf Course at Washington Park remains closed and the opening date for the season will be determined at a later date.
Other City parks are open as usual, from sunrise to 10 p.m.
Planning, zoning and community development services will be provided by department staff by email or phone.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 262-653-4030.
Effective March 23, 2020, and until further notice all applications for permits and required plans must be submitted electronically to the Department of Inspections for the City of Kenosha. All applications should be available at www.kenosha.org/departments/city- inspection. If an application is not available please call 262-653-4263. Once approved and paid for, all permits will be emailed to the applicant. Any questions or requests for assistance may be directed to 262-653-4263 and staff will assist.
City of Kenosha buses continue to operate regularly and are being cleaned thoroughly every day. The transit lobby is closed to the public.
Kenosha Water Utility
The household hazardous waste collection scheduled for April 4 has been canceled. Collection dates scheduled for May and beyond will be re-evaluated at a later date. All Utility billing and payments will continue without interruptions. Payment options are as follows:
•Drop box located at Kenosha Water Utility, 4401 Green Bay Road •Drop box located on the boulevard at Eighth Avenue and 56th Street •Johnson Bank – All Kenosha Offices
•Festival Foods – 3207 80th Street (checks only)
•Southern Lakes Credit Union – All Kenosha Offices
•Lou Perrine’s Gas and Groceries – 5145 Sheridan Road (checks only)
•Automatic Bill Payment Plan (ACH) – Go to www.directpaymentplan.com or call 262- 653-4300
•To pay using a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) call 1-800-272-9829 or visit: www.officialpayments.com (subject to outside vendor convenience fees).
Public Works: Waste Division
Residential waste and recycling collection continues to operate on the regular schedule. New procedures are in place at the bulk waste drop off site, 1001 50th St., with a goal of protecting the health of employees and the public. The bulk waste site will continue operations during its regular schedule: Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except holidays). Tickets are still required.
The Yard Waste/Brush drop off site at 4071 88th Ave. will delay its opening for the season to Monday, April 27.
Contact information for City departments and services include: Assessing: 262-653-4480
City Administration/Mayor’s office: 262-653-4000
City Clerk-Treasurer: 262-653-4020
City Development: 262-653-4030 City Inspections: 262-653-4263 Human Resources: 262-653-4130 Municipal Court: 262-653-4220 Public Works: 262-653-4050 Special Events: 262-653-4177 Transportation: 262-653-4290 Water Utility: 262-653-4300
COVID-19 Information Center
courtesy of Kenosha County.org