Release date: February 11, 2019
Most Wisconsin voters already have some form of ID needed to vote, including a Wisconsin driver license or ID. There is no separate “voter ID.” The Wisconsin Elections Commission explains the acceptable options to bring to the polls on its
Voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID can turn to Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for help at
wisconsindmv.gov/idcards or visit a DMV Customer Service Center and bring the required documents to apply. DMV’s website has a locator to find the
nearest DMV and check wait times.
There are documentation
, such as a birth certificate, proof of identity and Wisconsin residency, to obtain an official Wisconsin ID card (see
). 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. The voter should bring any documentation available to the DMV and fill out two forms. A photo ID document will be sent in the mail that can be taken to the polls and used for voting.
DMV offers this IDPP service and ID card for voting purposes free of charge. Anyone who doesn’t have an ID to vote in the spring primary should start the process now.
DMV’s voter ID hotline at (844) 588-1069
is available for questions on obtaining an ID to vote. Questions regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information can be directed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission