The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds residents to obtain valid identification, free of charge, in time for the spring primary.
Valid identification for voting purposes includes a driver’s license, identification card, military or student ID card, and other forms. There is no separate voter ID required. A federally compliant REAL ID card is not required for voting purposes. Those who are unsure whether their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website at bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id to check.
A list of the required documents to take to a DMV customer-service center to obtain identification is available at wisconsindmv.gov. If the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available, residents can follow the voter-ID petition process to obtain the necessary information. The free process can be used to quickly obtain a receipt that’s valid to take to the polls for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained.
Anyone who has questions related to obtaining an ID to vote should call the DMV’s toll-free 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 at elections.wi.gov. To find a DMV customer-service center, check hours, services and wait times, visit wisconsindmv.gov\centers.