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Early voting begins in Wisconsin for August state primary

Here's what you need to know to ensure you have an ID to vote
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Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-26 12:26:49-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26)  — Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, is underway in Wisconsin for the August state primary. Election Day is August 9. To find out where you can vote early, you can visit the My Vote website.

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes can’t be used going forward.

The Wisconsin DMV reminds voters to check and be sure that they have the proper identification needed to vote in the primary election.

Wisconsin driver licenses or IDs are the most common form of identification used for voting purposes. The DMV says a federally compliant REAL ID card is not required to show at the polls.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission notes other forms of identification are valid for voting, such as military or student ID cards. To see if a card meets the requirements, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.

Voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID can turn to DMV for help. To obtain an official ID card, there are documentation requirements such as a birth certificate. If all documentation is not readily available, the ID Petition Process (IDPP) may be used to get a receipt valid for voting while the remaining documents or verifications are obtained.

DMV offers this service and ID cards for voting purposes free of charge. DMV’s toll-free Voter ID hotline at (844) 588-1069 is available for questions on obtaining an ID to vote.

DMV’s website has a locator to help find the nearest DMV and check wait times (wisconsindmv.gov/centers).