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All ID cards used for voting are FREE
Check the box  ID for FREE on the back
You can get an ID card IF you:
Do not have a valid driver license (s. 343.50(2) Wis. Stats.) – An unexpired 
Wisconsin driver license is acceptable photo ID for voting (s. 5.02(6m) Wis. Stats.)
Are a resident of Wisconsin
If you have never had a Wisconsin driver license or ID card or if you are renewing 
your ID card and want a REAL ID-compliant card for the first time:
Present acceptable proof* of:
 ► Name and date of birth
 ► Legal presence
 ► Identity
 ► Wisconsin residency
 ► Social Security Number
Complete the application on back
If you are renewing your Wisconsin ID card, or if you have had a Wisconsin ID 
or driver license in the past, and do not want a REAL ID-compliant card:
Present acceptable proof* of identity (a previously issued Wisconsin ID 
or driver license is sufficient)
Complete the application on back
If you are a permanent resident or temporary visitor, provide acceptable proof* 
of legal presence
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) If you have an SSN, you must provide it (s. 343.14(2)(bm) Wis. Stats.). Your SSN may be used: 
for purposes authorized by law and to link your driver and vehicle registration records. Your SSN must correspond with the number 
issued by the Social Security Administration. 
DONOR Check the box if you wish to help others by donating your organs, tissue and eyes upon your death. Your gift will be used 
to save and improve lives through transplantation, research or education. If you are at least 18, checking the box indicates your legal 
consent for donation. You do not have to answer this question to obtain an ID card.
OPT OUT Under Wisconsin open records laws, WisDOT must provide information from its records to requesters. If you do not want 
your name and address included in requests we receive for ten or more records, you may ask WisDOT to withhold your name and 
address from those lists by checking the box on the application.
NOTICE TO MALES AGE 18–25 By submitting this application, you consent to be registered with the Selective Service System, if 
required by Federal law. You also authorize WisDOT to forward any information contained in this application that is requested by the 
Selective Service System for the purpose of registering you as provided in s. 343.14(2)(em) and s. 343.234 Wis. Stats.
ADA WisDOT complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
WARNING Any applicant for a Wisconsin Identification Card who presents fraudulent or altered documents or makes a false statement 
to the issuing officer or agency, may be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000, imprisonment for not more than 6 months or both and 
cancellation of fraudulently obtained Wisconsin Identification Card. (s. 343.14(5) Wis. Stats.)
RELEASE OF INFORMATION Wisconsin Identification Card information may only be shared with courts, district attorneys, county 
corporation counsel, city, village or town attorney, law enforcement, the applicant or the applicant’s parent or legal guardian if the 
person is under age 18.
* ACCEPTABLE PROOF DMV publishes a list of acceptable documents. Ask for Acceptable Documents for a Wisconsin 
Driver License or ID Card application (publication BDS316) at your local DMV service center or look for it online at:

You can get a Wisconsin ID card if you:

  • Do not have a valid driver license
  • Are a resident of Wisconsin

If you have never had a Wisconsin driver license or ID card or if you are renewing your ID card and want a REAL ID-compliant card for the first time you can get this through the Wisconsin DOT Department of Motor Vehicles.

 Present acceptable proof of:

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Forms and Additional Information

Obtaining a FREE Wisconsin ID Card for Voting

If you are a US citizen, will be at least 18 years of age by the next election and would like a Wisconsin ID card to vote (although it's not currently required), please check the ID for FREE boy when completing the MV3004 Wisconsin ID application or when applying online. Otherwise, you will be required to pay the processing fee.


This information is provided to assist students in obtaining a Wisconsin Identification Card for the purposes of taking a HSED/GED test. It is not meant to be comprehensive legal advice to receive an ID card. If you have specific questions, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Email Phone: 608-266-2353