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How to Obtain an Identification Card to Vote

If you are eligible to vote in Wisconsin and do not currently hold a Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin identification card, you may obtain a free identification card from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  You will need to check a box on the application form indicating that the identification card is needed for voting.  http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/idcard.htm

The DMV will require you to present the following documents in order to obtain the Wisconsin identification card required for voting:

  • Proof of name and date of birth (a certified United States birth certificate*, valid passport, or certificate of naturalization)
  • Proof of identity (Social Security card, military papers, marriage papers)
  • Proof of Wisconsin residency (utility bill, paystub, mortgage)
  • Proof of United States citizenship
  • Social Security number

If you do not have all the required documents, there is a process to apply at the DMV for an ID card for voting. That information can be found here: [link]

EAST

The Madison East DMV service center, 2001 Bartillon Drive, is open 8:30 – 4:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays; 8 – 4 Wednesdays, and 10 to 5:30 Thursdays.

This center is served by multiple Metro Transit bus routes.  You may contact Metro Transit customer service at 608-266-4466 for current schedule information - or click this link to get immediate bus travel directions there, using the starting point and departure time information you select:

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.10,-89.32&z=13&f=d&dirflg=r&daddr=43.126,-89.323+(Voter+ID/DMV+Service+Center,+2001+Bartillon+Dr.)&output=classic

WEST

The Madison West DMV service center, 4802 Sheboygan Avenue, is open 8:30 – 4:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays; 10 – 5:30 Wednesdays; and 8 – 4 Thursdays.

This center is served by multiple Metro Transit bus routes.  You may contact Metro Transit customer service at 608-266-4466 for current schedule information - or click this link to get immediate bus travel directions there, using the starting point and departure time information you select:

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.07,-89.46&z=13&f=d&dirflg=r&daddr=43.073,-89.459+(Voter+ID/DMV+Service+Center,+4802+Sheboygan+Av.)&output=classic

RENEWALS

The Madison Odana Renewal Center, 6514 Odana Road, Suite 4, is open for license and identification card renewals only 10 – 6 Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 10:15 – 5:30 Wednesdays; and 8 – 4 Saturdays.

This center is served by multiple Metro Transit bus routes.  You may contact Metro Transit customer service at 608-266-4466 for current schedule information - or click this link to get immediate bus travel directions there, using the starting point and departure time information you select:

https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.05,-89.46&z=13&f=d&dirflg=r&daddr=43.055,-89.492+(Voter+ID/DMV+Renewal+Center,+6514+Odana+Rd.,+Suite+4)&output=classic

For more information, see www.dot.wisconsin.gov or call 608-266-2353.


*How to Obtain a Certified Birth Certificate