MADISON, WI – Provisional voters have until 4:00 pm Friday to provide the City of Madison Clerk’s Office with their photo identification. The Board of Canvassers will meet at 4:00 pm Friday to count provisional ballots for voters who met this deadline.

25 provisional ballots were issued at City of Madison polling places on Tuesday. Based on data from previous elections, the Clerk’s Office anticipates that at least 30 percent of provisional ballots will be counted.

Provisional voters may provide their missing documentation to the Clerk’s Office in person, or via e-mail or fax.

Wisconsin law is very specific about what forms of identification can be used for voting purposes:

  • Wisconsin driver license expiring after 11/03/2020
  • Wisconsin DOT-issued photo ID card expiring after 11/03/2020
  • U.S. passport expiring after 11/03/2020
  • Military ID card expiring after 11/03/2020
  • Certificate of naturalization issued within last 2 years
  • Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or state ID receipt
  • Unexpired ID receipt issued by the Wisconsin DOT through the ID Petition Process
  • ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin, regardless of expiration date
  • Unexpired ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college—must contain issuance date, student signature, and expiration date within 2 years of issuance, along with proof of current enrollment.
  • Unexpired ID issued by the Veterans Health Administration
  • Citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend Wisconsin driver license, issued within 60 days of the election

The ID does not need to show a voter’s current address.

The Dane County Voter ID Coalition offers free help with the state ID application process, and even offers free cab rides to the DMV. The Coalition’s website has helpful information: They can also be reached at (608) 285-2141. The Coalition is a joint effort of the League of Women Voters of Dane County and NAACP of Dane County.

About the City of Madison Clerk’s Office

The City of Madison Clerk’s Office is an administrative agency of Wisconsin’s second-largest municipality. We administer all elections for the municipality and license bars and restaurants within the City’s boundaries. The City of Madison has over 170,000 registered voters and more than 650 licensed alcohol establishments. We believe that we create a more equitable, thriving city by serving each resident and voter with dignity and respect. Visit for more information. Find voting information for the City of Madison at Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @MadisonWIClerk.

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