The Wisconsin 2018 spring primary election is weeks away and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.
Most people already have valid identification for voting purposes — driver license, identification card, military or student ID card. There is no separate "voter ID." Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit www.bringitwisconsin.com/do-i-have-right-photo-id to check.
For people who need identification to show at the polls for voting, the DMV offers free Wisconsin IDs and has a 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, such as a birth certificate, are 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. However, DMV does not have information regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information. The Wisconsin Elections Commission has details at elections.wi.gov.