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Wisconsin DMV urges voters to get free ID

Most people in Wisconsin already have valid identification for voting — a driver's license or state, military or student IDs.

However, if you're not sure or you don't have the correct ID, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles wants to make sure people know how to obtain one, free of charge, in time for the nonpartisan election cycle this year.

The primary is slated for Feb. 19 with the General Election April 2.

Locally, there are no primaries.

People can check to see if they have an acceptable ID at bringit.wi.gov.

For people in need of an ID, the DMV offers free Wisconsin IDs and has a process, called the 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 is available at wisconsindmv.gov or call the DMV's 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 has details at elections.wi.gov.