Frequently Asked Questions

You can get a free state ID card from the Division of Motor Vehicles if you do not already have a Wisconsin driver license.

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No. 

There is no such thing as a "Wisconsin Voter ID Card."  The new Voter Photo ID Law uses existing photo IDs for people to prove their identity before voting. 

Find out if your photo ID will work or learn how to get a free state ID card, which you can use to vote.

These are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 6, 2012 election):

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
  • A U.S. passport

These photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:

  • A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
  • A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an  expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance.  Also, the university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment.

A photo ID will be required starting with the General Election on November 4, 2014.