WISCONSIN Voter ID Information

Registered Wisconsin voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide the required statutory ID before the polls close on Election Day, or by 4:00 pm on the Friday following the election at the municipal clerk's office.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call VoteRiders’ Wisconsin Voter ID Helpline: 414-882-8622 or toll-free 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN WISCONSIN

ID with name & photo:
  • WI driver’s license*
  • WI state ID card*
  • US military ID card*
  • US Passport*
  • Veterans Affairs Card – Unexpired or no expiration date
  • WI tribal ID card – Can be current or expired
  • Certificate of Naturalization – Issued within 2 years of voting
  • WI-Accredited College ID with signature – Expires within 2 years of issuance date.
  • DMV receipt: ID Petition Process
*OK if expired after Nov. 6, 2018

First-time voters

When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election in your state, you must prove who you are:
  • If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
  • If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
  • If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).

Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are

Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Wisconsin does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Wisconsin accepts a photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college, or technical college that includes:
  • The date the card was issued
  • The signature of the student
  • An expiration date no later than 2 years after date of issuance

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