Voter ID law in effect for today's election

Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 08:36:11-05

The Spring Primary election will be the first time Wisconsin voters will be required to show a valid photo identification to vote.

The polls open at 7 a.m. for Wisconsin’s spring primary. They will stay open until 8 p.m.

One of the most high profile races is in the state supreme court.

Governor Scott Walker appointed Justice Rebecca Bradley to the temporary seat, and she will now fight for a permanent seat.          

She's up against Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald, and State Court of Appeals Judge Joanne Kloppenburg.

Voters will pick two candidates to move on to the April 5th election.

Check the ballot for your community

A driver's license or state ID are the most common forms used but there are several other acceptable forms.

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board says these are what you can bring:

- WI driver's license

- WI state ID

- WI driver or state id card receipt

- US Passport

- Student ID with proof of enrollment

- Certificate of Naturalization

- Tribal ID

- Uniformed service ID

- State ID without a photo for those who have a religious objection to being photographed

The Voter ID law is in attempts to increase timeliness and accuracy for polling locations.

If you don't have an ID, you can get a free voter ID at the DMV. Find information about what you'll need to get it from the DMV here.