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DMV offers information on obtaining an ID to vote

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - As the presidential election approaches this November along with the Wisconsin 2020 Partisan Primary on Tuesday, August 11, the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to make sure everyone is aware of how to obtain their voting ID for future state and national elections.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission website outlines acceptable forms of ID such as:

  • 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

It is important to note that there is no separate "voter ID" for individuals who wish to vote as well as real IDs (which are IDs with the star symbol in the corner) will not be required in order to vote in the upcoming elections.

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

In order to obtain a Wisconsin ID, individuals will need to bring with them an assortment of required documents. A full list of the required documents can be found at wisconsindmv.gov.  If an individual doesn't have one or more of the required documents in their possession, an individual can fill out the ID Petition Process in order to obtain their ID. The process is free and provides another way for individuals to quickly obtain their state ID and be able to vote in future elections. More information on the process can be found here: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/petition-process.aspx

In addition, questions regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information, or other election information can be directed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Chip O'Brien

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