DMV: How to get a free ID to vote in the February Spring Primary

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Wisconsin 2021 Spring Primary is just weeks away and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles is reminding folks how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.

Valid identification for voting includes a drive license, identification card, military or student ID card, and more. However, there is no separate "voter ID" and a federally compliant real ID card is not required for voting purposes. If you are unsure if your identification meets the requirements, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check. 

According to the DMV, begin online to obtain identification to show at the polls for voting. A list of required documents to bring to a DMV Customer Service Center can be found here

DMV has a process called the Voter ID Petition Process to obtain the necessary information, and it is free of charge. It will allow you to quickly obtain a receipt valid to take to the polls for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained.

You can begin the application by clicking here or visiting a local DMV Customer Service Center.

Anyone with questions related to obtaining an ID to vote should call DMV’s toll-free Voter ID hotline at (844) 588-1069.


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