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Some things to know about Voter ID for Tuesday's election

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Eau Claire (WQOW) -- For the first time since February 2012, Voter ID will be in effect for Wisconsin's Spring Primary. The State of Wisconsin wants to make sure that voters are aware of what IDs are acceptable when going to the polls. 

The following are acceptable for voting purposes:

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
  • Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
  • A U.S. passport
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)  

The identification listed above, according to the Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board, can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (November 4, 2014).

The following unexpired identification is also acceptable at the polls, but these forms of ID must be unexpired:

  • A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
  • A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college or technical college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an  expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance (the university, college or technical college ID must also be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment).
  • A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.

The State of Wisconsin wants you to remind voters that there is no "Wisconsin Voter ID Card."

Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board has placed a video on YouTube which shows you what to expect at the polling place when it comes to Voter ID. It can be found at http://bit.ly/1RHznMr.

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