DMV offers information on obtaining ID to vote

Courtesy of WisDOT

WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is providing information on how to obtain free identification that is valid for voting in the Wisconsin 2020 Partisan Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 11.

According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, forms of ID acceptable at the polls include:

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • 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

There is no separate “voter ID.” A federally-compliant REAL ID card, which has a star in the right-hand corner, is not required for voting purposes. Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website ( to check.

Steps to obtain a Wisconsin ID

A list of the required documents to bring to a DMV Customer Service Center is available at If the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available, the ID Petition Process can be used to obtain the necessary information. 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.

For more information about obtaining an ID to vote, call DMV’s toll-free 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 at

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