Still need proper identification to vote? DOT is offering free IDs through petition process

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said Monday that those who do not already have valid identification for voting purposes can still get free Wisconsin ID from the agency through a petition process.

Most residents around the state already have valid identification such as a driver’s license or state ID, according to a news release from the agency. A complete list of identification requirements is at the state’s Elections Commission website.

Those who need to get proper identification to vote in the upcoming elections but don’t have the required documents readily available can go through the Voter ID Petition Process free-of-charge at their local Division of Motor Vehicles. This process, the DOT said, can be used to quickly get a receipt to take to the polls while remaining documents are obtained.

The DOT urged anyone with questions to call the DMV Voter ID hotline: 844-588-1069.