Date sent: March 30, 2017
Most Wisconsin voters already have some form of ID required to vote in Tuesday’s spring election. The most common forms of IDs are a Wisconsin driver license or ID. The Wisconsin Elections Commission website explains other acceptable IDs. There is no separate “voter ID.”
Voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID should visit DMV’s website (wisconsindmv.gov) for an overview. There are documentation requirements, such as a birth certificate, proof of identity and Wisconsin residency, necessary to obtain an official Wisconsin ID card. If all documentation is not readily available, the ID Petition Process (IDPP) can be used to obtain a receipt valid for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained. A photo ID document will be sent in the mail that can be used for voting. DMV’s webpage explains the IDPP process. The website also has a locator to find the nearest DMV and check wait times.
For customers who need to replace a lost card (obtain a duplicate) or simply want to update their address on their records, wisconsindmv.gov offers convenient online tools and a visit to a DMV may not be necessary. A person may not have more than one valid driver license or ID at any time.
DMV offers this IDPP service and ID card for voting purposes free of charge. DMV’s voter ID hotline, (844) 588-1069, is available for questions on obtaining an ID to vote.
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For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs