Officials: Anyone who doesn’t have ID needed to vote in spring primary should start process now

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New driver's licenses, ID cards

MADISON — Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs are the most common form of proof of identity. Now, Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is encouraging voters to check and be sure that they have the proper identification needed to vote in this month’s primary.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission notes other forms of identification valid for voting purposes, such as military or student ID cards. To see if a card meets the requirements, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.

Voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID can turn to DMV for help at To obtain an official ID card, there are documentation requirements such as a birth certificate. If all documentation is not readily available, the ID Petition Process (IDPP) can be used to obtain a receipt valid for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained. DMV offers this service and ID cards for voting purposes free of charge.

DMV’s website has a locator to help find the nearest DMV and check wait times.


  • Change the picture in the ad...

    Sure… put a picture of an ID up there so they have a template to make fake ID’s from… smart.. real smart…

    • Chrisco

      They are covered in holograms and the little face is see though. That is not a template since they impossible to copy unless you have access to very high end equipment. You better get prepared to upgrade in the next year. Come this fall, you will need one like this to fly on a plane. You will need on to get on any military base.

  • deleted again

    Everyone should be required to carry a photo ID at all times. If you don’t have an ID you can’t vote, work, collect welfare, unemployment or food stamps. In short you have to be an American citizen to have these rights.
    Immigrants are welcome if they enter legally. Criminals and terrorists not welcome. It’s quite simple unless of course you aid and abet those criminals and terrorists.

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