Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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State driver licenses and IDs are the most common forms of proof of identity to show at the polls

Anyone who doesn’t have an ID needed to vote in the Wisconsin Spring Election should start the process now

By - Mar 26th, 2018 02:37 pm

Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs are the most common forms of proof of identity. There is no separate “voter ID.” Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages voters to check and be sure that they have the proper identification needed to vote in the Wisconsin state election, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. DMV offices will be open on Friday, March 30 and those service centers with Saturday hours, will be open on Saturday, March 31.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission notes other forms of identification are valid for voting purposes, such as military or student ID cards. To see if a card meets the requirements, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.

Voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID can turn to DMV for help. To obtain an official ID card, there are documentation requirements such as a birth certificate. 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 offers this service and ID cards 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.

DMV’s website has a locator to help find the nearest DMV, confirm hours and check wait times (wisconsindmv.gov\centers).

2 thoughts on “State driver licenses and IDs are the most common forms of proof of identity to show at the polls”

  1. Terry says:

    Republicans don’t want the working poor, the meek or downtrodden to vote. That’s why they passed their voter ID disenfranchisement law.

    Dump Walker 2018

  2. Joanne Brown says:

    Too bad the west side DMV in Madison, Wisconsin’s second largest city, is hardly accessible, since it was moved to a remote far west location on a single bus route that doesn’t run all day. DOT built a fine new building in the same location as the old site — accessible on multiple bus routes and familiar — but didn’t see fit to include the DMV office. At the same time, DOT closed the satellite office in a mall that was used by many people. How are people without cars supposed to get those IDs? The Walker administration continues to demonstrate that it has no interest in supporting people’s right to vote.

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