WisDOT: Information on obtaining an ID to vote in spring primary

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs

608/266-3581, opa.exec@dot.wi.gov

Start the process now for a free ID to vote 

The Wisconsin 2019 spring primary is weeks away and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.

Most persons already have valid identification for voting purposes (driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc.). There is no separate “voter ID.” Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check.

For persons who need identification to show at the polls for voting, DMV offers free Wisconsin IDs and has a process, called the Voter ID Petition Process, if the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available. This process, available free of charge, can be used to quickly obtain a receipt valid to take to the polls for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained. A list of the required documents is available at wisconsindmv.gov

Anyone with questions related to obtaining an ID to vote should call DMV’s Voter ID hotline at (844) 588-1069. Questions regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information can be directed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission has details http://elections.wi.gov/

Start your application now at wisconsindmv.gov or at a local DMV Customer Service Center. To find a DMV, check hours, services and wait times, visit wisconsindmv.gov\centers.

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