Given Wisconsin’s photo ID law, a more complex ballot and the time span since most voters last cast a ballot, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission encourages voters to prepare for the upcoming election by providing following these tips.
1. Be sure to bring an acceptable form of photo ID with you to your voting site. Remember, a photo ID issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs is now acceptable. Other frequently used IDs include a Wisconsin Drivers’ License, a DOT-issued ID, a U.S. Passport, a uniformed service ID card and a student ID. The address on your photo ID does not need to be current for photo ID purposes. Out of state drivers’ license are not acceptable. See a list of all acceptable photo IDs and restrictions.
2. If you need to register to vote on Election Day because you have changed your name or address, and the address on your photo ID is not current, you will need to bring an acceptable proof of residence document with you. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, lease, tax bill, or document issued to you by a unit of government. You may show paper copy or digital version of your proof of residence document.
3. If you have not voted for a while, you may want to confirm your voter registration status by reviewing your record at the My Vote website. Select “Regular Voter,” enter your name, address and birthdate to review your registration record.
5. If you are a student and intend to use your student ID as your photo ID, you will also need to bring a document that proves you are currently enrolled. Your student ID must also include the date the ID was issued, an expiration date and your signature in order to be acceptable.