Voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID can get help from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles at wisconsindmv.gov/idcards or by visiting a DMV Customer Service Center. Check the DMV’s website to find the nearest DMV and check wait times.
There are documentation requirements, such as a birth certificate, proof of identity and Wisconsin residency, to obtain an official Wisconsin ID card (see wisconsindmv.gov/identity-list). If all documentation is not readily available, the ID Petition Process can be used to obtain a receipt valid for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained. The voter should bring any documentation available to the DMV and fill out two forms. A photo ID document will be sent in the mail that can be taken to the polls and used for voting.
Anyone who doesn’t have an ID to vote in the spring primary should start the process now. Call the DMV’s voter ID hotline at 844-588-1069 if you have questions about obtaining an ID to vote.
Questions about voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information can be found at elections.wi.gov/.