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- Identification Information (PHOTO ID)
Photo Identification (ID) Required
You will be asked to provide a photo ID in order to receive a ballot to vote. A photo ID does not need to have your current address.
You may apply for a Wisconsin Identification card at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Customer Service Center.
Resources for Acquiring a Photo ID
- Find out how to obtain a Wisconsin ID card for voting purposes through the petition process on the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.
- Learn about Wisconsin’s Photo ID Law on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.
- Obtain a Wisconsin Identification card (Photo ID) on the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.
Photo ID Examples
Below are examples of acceptable photo identification that can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 3rd, 2020 election):
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
- Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
- A U.S. passport
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)
- A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. Also, the university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment. (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)
Below are examples of acceptable identification that must be unexpired:
- A veteran’s photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs
- A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
- A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- A temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 180 days)
- A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.