Release date: November 5, 2018
Wisconsin’s Election is tomorrow (Tuesday, November 6) and voters who do not already have a Wisconsin driver license, ID or other form of ID needed to vote can still get a Wisconsin ID from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Wisconsin Elections Commission website lists what photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes. There is no separate “voter ID.”
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, the ID Petition Process (IDPP) can be used to obtain a receipt valid for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained. DMV’s webpage explains the IDPP process.
The voter should bring any documentation available to the DMV and fill out two forms. Voters can then submit a provisional ballot at the polls and will receive their photo ID document in the mail that can be used to complete the voting process.
DMV offers this IDPP service and ID card for voting purposes free of charge. DMV’s voter ID hotline at (844) 588-1069 is available for questions on obtaining an ID to vote. Any questions regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information should be directed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
DMV’s website has a locator to find the nearest DMV and check wait times.
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs