Planning to vote on Election Day? Make sure you have one of these forms of ID

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. — Voting in Wisconsin requires a photo ID, which means voters have just over a month to make sure they have an acceptable form available before casting their vote on Election Day.

The following types of photo IDs are acceptable on Election Day, according to the City of Madison Clerk’s Office:

  • Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation-issued photo ID card
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID card
  • Certificate of naturalization issued within the past two years.
  • Unexpired Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID receipt
  • ID card issued by Native American Tribe, regardless of the expiration
  • ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college — these IDs must have an issue date, student signature and expiration date within two years. If the ID is expired, proof of enrollment is also required.
  • Unexpired Veterans Affairs ID card

Voters using a Wisconsin driver’s license, state ID, military ID or U.S. passport should make sure the expiration date is sometime after Nov. 3, 2020.

Any voters who have already provided an acceptable photo ID for absentee voting don’t need to resubmit an ID unless they’ve changed their name or moved.

Voters who don’t have an ID on Election Day will be given the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot. Those voters will then have until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 to submit a copy of an acceptable ID to the Madison City Clerk’s Office so their ballot can be counted.

To find help with getting an acceptable ID, voters can visit the Dane County Voter ID Coalition’s website or call 608-285-2141.