Wis. voters still have time to request a photo ID needed to vote in the upcoming election

A photo ID is required to vote in Wisconsin
Election 2020 Wisconsin
Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 11:53:47-04

Wisconsin voters still have time to request a state ID for the November election.

To vote in Wisconsin, you will need a form of photo ID. According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, a driver's license, state ID card, military ID, U.S. passport, or tribal ID are acceptable.

If you don't have a photo ID, you can request a free state ID. To get one, head to your nearest DMV and make sure you have proof of identity, proof of citizenship or legal status, proof of Wisconsin residency, and proof of name and date of birth. To view documents qualify under those categories, click here.

“Your photo ID does not need to have your current address, and your name on your ID does not have to exactly match the name on the poll list,” Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe said. “Your driver license or state ID card may even be expired, but it must have expired after the date of the most recent general election, which was November 6, 2018.”

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

Voters who do not have an acceptable photo ID on Election Day will be able to cast a provisional ballot that will be counted if they bring an acceptable ID to their city, village or town clerk's office by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election.

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