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The Wisconsin 2018 fall election is weeks away and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles wants to be sure people know how to obtain identification, free of charge, that is valid for voting.

Valid identification for voting purposes include a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, etc. There is no separate “voter ID.” Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check.

For people who need identification to show at the polls for voting, DMV offers free Wisconsin IDs and has a process, called Voter ID Petition Process, if the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available. This process, available for free, can be used to quickly obtain a receipt valid to take to the polls for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained. A list of the required documents is available at wisconsindmv.gov.

Anyone with questions related to obtaining an ID to vote should call DMV’s Voter ID hotline at 844-588-1069. Any questions about voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information, should visit https://elections.wi.gov/

To find a DMV, check hours, services and wait times, visit wisconsindmv.gov\centers.

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