Department of Transportation: It’s Not Too Late to Get ID to Vote in Spring Primary

Wisconsin’s spring primary is Tuesday (February 15, 2022) and voters who do not yet have a driver’s license, ID card or other form of Wisconsin ID needed to vote can still vote. Obtain a Wisconsin ID from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The Wisconsin Election Commission website explains the options for identifiers. There is no separate “voter ID” and a federally-compliant REAL ID card is not required to vote.

To get your first Wisconsin ID card, visit wisconsindmv.gov/idcards for a list of required documents, such as a birth certificate, proof of identity and Wisconsin residency. If all documentation is not readily available, the Identity Request Process can be used to obtain a valid receipt to vote while other documents or verifications are obtained.

The voter must bring any available documentation to the DMV and complete two forms. The DMV website has a locator to find the Nearest DMV and check waiting times. A photo ID will be sent by overnight courier which can be taken to the polls and used to vote or fill out a provisional ballot.

DMV offers this ID petition process and ID cards for voting purposes free of charge. DMV’s toll-free Voter Identification Hotline at (844) 588-1069 is available for questions about obtaining identification to vote. Questions regarding voter eligibility, polling locations, voter registration information, or other election information can be found at the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.

Voters who have lost their driver’s license or ID card can order a replacement online. Visit wisconsindmv.gov/id to obtain a replacement identity card or wisconsindmv.gov/DL-online.

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