If you do not have a photo ID that is acceptable for voting, are a U.S. citizen, will be at least 18 years of age by the next election, and would like a Wisconsin state ID card to vote – please check the “ID for FREE” box when completing the Wisconsin Identification Card application (MV3004).
To get a free ID card, you will need to take a few documents to your nearest Division of Motor Vehicles office.
The petition process for the Wisconsin ID card for voting purposes can be found here.
The Department of Transportation will mail your temporary identification card receipt, marked “FOR VOTING PURPOSES ONLY,” by the sixth working day after you file the petition.
BUT: If you file your petition at the DMV within 7 days before or 2 days after a statewide election, the department will issue your receipt not later than 24 hours after the petition is filed and deliver the receipt by overnight or next-day mail.
You can use the receipt for voting up to 60 days from the date of issuance and can renew the receipt for 60-day periods up to 180 days. Note that such receipt renewal must occur not later than 10 days before the expiration date of the prior receipt.
VoteRiders can help you apply for a free ID and secure any documents that you need. Get free help now!