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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

 

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 DMV center is located on Madison Metro bus route 6.  www.mymetrobus.com

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 DMV center is located on Madison Metro bus routes 2, 14, and 15.  www.mymetrobus.com

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 DMV center is located on Madison Metro bus route 73.  www.mymetrobus.com

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


*How to Obtain a Certified Birth Certificate