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December 8, 2022

8/16/2016 7:24:00 AM
Wisconsin DMV reaching out to confirm process for obtaining voter ID

The Department of Motor Vehicles is reaching out to the public to confirm the process for obtaining an identification card for voting purposes.

If you will be at least 18 years old by the next election, if you are a U.S. citizen, and you are eligible to vote in Wisconsin, you may apply for a free ID card for voting purposes, DMV officials said in a press release.

Here are the steps to be followed to receive a document that can be used for voting:

1. Make one trip to any DMV location and bring proof of residence (example: a utility bill), your social security number (if available), and proof of name and date of birth (example: a birth certificate).

2. Fill out the identification card application. If you have the necessary documents, you will receive your identification card within 10 business days via US Mail.

3. If you do not have proof of name and date of birth, proof of U.S. citizenship, or proof of a legal name change, DMV will assist you by initiating the petition process. You must fill out the DMV Petition Administrator application (in addition to the identification card application). Once you enter the process, you will receive a receipt that may be used to vote. Simply present the receipt at the polls when you vote, and you will have produced the required identification to vote.

4.The receipt is good for 60 days and will be automatically renewed as long as your petition is pending.

5.You will receive your receipt via US Mail within 6 working days, so please make sure you apply far enough in advance of the November elections to make sure you receive your receipt or identification card in time for the election.

Please see DMV's website at for more details.

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