Getting the right voter ID ahead of Wisconsin’s spring election

Wisconsin’s spring election is right around the corner, April 4. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Divison of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering reminders to voters on how to get the correct identification that’s valid for voting, free of charge.

A proper to vote in the State of Wisconsin includes a driver’s license, identification card, military or student ID, etc. There is not a separate voter ID, and the federally compliant REAL ID is not required, either. If you are unsure if your identification meets the requirements, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check.

If you need a new ID, start online. A list of the required documents to bring to a DMV Customer Service Center is available here. If the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available, DMV has a process, called the Voter ID Petition Process (IDPP). This free-of-charge process may be used to quickly get a receipt valid to take to the polls, while waiting for the remaining documents or verifications.

Anyone with questions related to obtaining an ID that can be used to vote should call DMV’s toll-free 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 website.

Start the application now online or at a local DMV Customer Service Center. You can find a DMV, check hours, services and wait times, all online.