It’s not too late to obtain an ID needed to vote in tomorrow’s primary

Release date: February 19, 2024

Wisconsin’s Primary is Tuesday (February 20. 2024) and voters who don’t already have a Wisconsin driver license, ID or other form of identification needed to vote may still get a Wisconsin ID from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Wisconsin Elections Commission website explains the options for IDs​ to show at the polls. There is no separate “voter ID” and a federally compliant REAL ID card is not required for voting purposes.

There are documentation requirements, such as a birth certificate, proof of identity and Wisconsin residency, to obtain an official Wisconsin ID card. If all documentation is not readily available, DMV has a process that may 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. DMV’s website has a locator to find the nearest DMV​ and check wait times. A photo ID document will be sent via overnight mail that may be taken to the polls and used for voting. Completing a provisional ballot may be an option until the photo ID document arrives.

​DMV offers this IDPP service and ID cards for voting purposes free of charge. DMV’s toll-free hotline at (844) 588-1069 is available for questions on obtaining an ID for voting purposes. Questions regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information may be found on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581,