How to make sure your provisional ballot is counted

Voters cast their ballots in Madison during the August 9, 2022, primary election. WISC-TV/Channel3000.
Voters cast their ballots in Madison during the August 9, 2022, primary election. WISC-TV/Channel3000.

MADISON, Wis. — If you voted using a provisional ballot on Tuesday, there are some important steps to take to make sure your vote gets counted.

Provisional voters in Madison must present proper voter identification to the Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. on Friday. Missing documents can be turned in in person, via e-mail or via fax.

The following forms of ID are accepted:

  • Wisconsin driver license expiring after 11/03/2020
  • Wisconsin DOT-issued photo ID card expiring after 11/03/2020
  • U.S. passport expiring after 11/03/2020
  • Military ID card expiring after 11/03/2020
  • Certificate of naturalization issued within last 2 years
  • Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or state ID receipt
  • Unexpired ID receipt issued by the Wisconsin DOT through the ID Petition Process
  • ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin, regardless of expiration date
  • Unexpired ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college—must contain issuance date, student signature, and expiration date within 2 years of issuance, along with proof of current enrollment.
  • Unexpired ID issued by the Veterans Health Administration
  • Citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend Wisconsin driver license, issued within 60 days of the election

The ID used does not need to show your current address. The Clerk’s office said 125 provisional ballots were issued in Madison on Tuesday. It is estimated that at least 30% of those ballots will be counted.