- Your Government
Have you changed your address or name? Are you a new resident of the city? Do you have the proper identification to be able to vote? If you have moved or changed your name you will need to complete a new registration form for voting. Also if you are a new resident who has lived in the city 28 days before an election you will also need to complete a new registration form. You can stop in at city hall during normal business hours and get this done so that you will not have to wait on Election Day. You can also register to vote at https://myvote.wi.gov
If you are not sure where your polling place will be for the upcoming election, you can confirm your polling place location at https://MyVote.wi.gov/en-us/find-my-polling-place
Acceptable photo IDs for voting include:
- Wisconsin Driver License
- Wisconsin State ID
- WI Driver or State Receipt
- Passport Book or Card
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Tribal ID
- University / College ID
Voting Is Easy
There are 2 types of voting equipment.
Optical Scan Ballot
One system uses a computerized optical scan ballot. Voters receive a paper ballot and a marking pen. Voters simply connect the 2 parts of the arrow pointing to the candidate(s) of their choice. After marking their ballot, the voter places the ballot in a counter, which scans the ballot and tabulates the votes. The counted ballot is then dropped into a locked compartment.
The second type of voting equipment uses a touch screen. Voters work through the ballot by touching the different offices shown on the screen. The size of the print can be increased for easier reading. These machines are also equipped with braille controls and an audio headset for the visually impaired.
Voting Absentee is a safe way to vote to avoid the crowds. Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoteAbsentee to complete the absentee voting application, go to the City Website at http://prescottwi.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=143 stop in or, give us a call and we can get you the form. Make sure you include a copy of your driver’s license with the application.
When voting absentee, pay close attention to the included instructions. Make sure your voter information is correct, that you've signed, and that your witness has provided their name and full address clearly on the return certificate envelope. Your vote will not be counted if the witness has not provided their name and full address.