Voter ID is in effect in Wisconsin. Most voters need a photo ID to vote in person on Election Day, to vote early in person at the clerk’s office, and to vote absentee by mail. (Voter ID is not the same as voter registration.)
Most voters need one of the following kinds of photo ID to vote. If you have any of these, you have what you need (there is no special “voter ID card.”)
- Wisconsin drivers' license (current or expired since 11/8/22) (You cannot use an out-of-state license).
- Wisconsin photo ID card (from DMV) (current or expired since 11/8/22).
- U.S. Passport (current or expired since 11/8/22).
- Uniformed services (military) ID (current or expired since 11/8/22, or “indefinite” with no expiration date).
- Veteran’s Administration ID (VA ID) (unexpired or with no expiration date).
- Photo ID from federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin.
- Naturalization certificate (valid only if issued no more than two years prior to the election).
- A photo ID card issued by an accredited Wisconsin university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance (may be used even if expired before the most recent general election). If the university or college ID is expired, the student ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves current enrollment.
- Receipt from DMV from applying for license or ID card (unexpired).
Some voters do NOT need an ID to vote:
- Permanent overseas and military voters.
- Voters who are elderly or disabled and consider themselves “indefinitely confined” to home can vote absentee by mail without a photo ID. (These voters are often called “permanent absentees.”) Mark “indefinitely confined” on the absentee ballot application form: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Vote-Absentee-By-Mail.
- Voters in nursing homes or other care facilities who vote with “special voting deputies.”