Photo ID Law Information

New Voter Photo ID Rules

On Election Day, voters must show photo IDs before they can cast a ballot. The most common types of Photo ID are:
  • Wisconsin Driver License
  • Wisconsin State ID Card
  • Military ID Card
  • U.S. Passport Book or Card
* These IDs are still valid if expired after the date of the most recent general election which was November 4, 2016.

The following forms of photo ID are also acceptable:
  • A Certificate of Naturalization, within two years of issuance
  • Driver License Receipt issued by the WI DOT, within 45 days of issuance
  • ID issued by a federally recognized Wisconsin Indian Tribe
  • A photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college along with an enrollment verification document. Valid for two years from date of issuance. (Please contact your local clerk, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board or your college or university for specifications)
* An acceptable photo ID is not required to include a current address.

How to Get a Free State ID Card for Voting

  • Learn about getting a free Wisconsin ID card on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website:

  • Learn about getting a free Wisconsin ID card even if you do not have a birth certificate:

  • What's New at the Polls - Voter Photo ID

    Learn about Wisconsin's Voter Photo ID Law at

    Bring It To The Ballot