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With the Wisconsin 2018 fall election just weeks away, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles reminds the public on how to obtain identification that is valid for voting. The identification documents are free to obtain.

Most Wisconsin residents already have valid identification for voting purposes. Those can be a driver license, identification card, military or student ID card, or several other kinds of documents. There is no separate state “voter ID.”

Anyone unsure if their identification meets the requirements should visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website to check.

For persons who need identification to show at the polls for voting, the DMV offers free Wisconsin IDs. It has a system called the Voter ID Petition Process, if the required documents needed for an ID are not readily available. This process, available free, can be used to quickly obtain a receipt valid to take to the polls for voting, while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained. A list of the required documents is available here.

Anyone with questions related to obtaining an ID to vote should call DMV’s Voter ID hotline at 844-588-1069. Any questions regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information, should be directed to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Start now at the DMV website or at a local DMV Customer Service Center. To find a DMV, check hours, services and wait times, click here.

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Rex Davenport

Rex Davenport is a reporter, editor and editorial project manager with more than 40 years of experience in newspaper, business magazines and other content channels.