Remember – Voter ID Needed for 2016 Elections
Make sure you and the people you know are ready to vote
Starting with the spring primary election on February 16th this year, most voters will need to show a photo ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of identification include:
- A WI driver’s license (valid even if driving privileges have been revoked or suspended)
- A WI state ID card from the DOT
- A state ID card or driver’s license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
- A military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
- A U.S. passport
To obtain a state ID card from DOT, bring proof of name, date of birth, identity, citizenship, and WI residency to a DMV office. If you don’t have a birth certificate, there is an alternate process to get a state ID. Call the DMV at (608) 266-1069 for more information.
UW – Madison student IDs are not valid photo IDs for voting. Any student who doesn’t already have a WI driver’s license or ID from DOT can obtain a separate voter ID card by bringing his or her existing Wiscard student ID to the Wiscard office in Union South.
You can find more details online at: Bringit.wisconsin.gov or call (866) VOTE-WIS.
If you haven’t voted in Wisconsin before, or if you’ve moved since the last election, you will need to register to vote. You must have lived at your current address for 28 consecutive days before an election to vote from that address. If you’ve lived there fewer than 28 days, you can still vote from your old address.
You can register by mail up to 20 days before an election, at your municipal clerk’s office through the Friday before an election, or at your polling place the day of an election. To register you will need:
A WI driver’s license, state ID card, or the last four digits of your Social Security number
Proof of residence, such as a property tax bill, utility bill, bank statement, paystub, residential lease, fishing or hunting license, vehicle registration, etc.
A completed voter registration application, which is available at http://www.gab.wi.gov
More information is available from the Madison City Clerk’s web site - http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/ - and at http://myvote.wi.gov
Please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors!
Traci Peloquin, Research Assistant
Office of State Representative Terese Berceau