University of Wisconsin–Madison

Voter ID


If you are a U.S. citizen, will be 18 years of age on or before Election Day and have resided in Wisconsin for at least 10 consecutive days before Election Day, you may be eligible to vote in Wisconsin.

Acceptable forms of identification to vote include a valid Wisconsin driver license, Wisconsin state ID, U.S. passport, U.S. Uniformed Services card, Veterans Affairs ID, tribal ID or Certificate of Naturalization. The Wiscard or an out-of-state driver license are not valid as a voter ID.

Students without one of the forms of ID listed above, can obtain a voter-compliant ID card free of charge and present this ID at the polls together with a Voter Enrollment Verification letter (printed or on a mobile device). Both documents must be presented at the polls. The card is valid for voting purposes regardless of the expiration date printed on the card, as long as the card-holder is enrolled at UW-Madison.

The free UW-Madison voter-compliant ID is available from the Wiscard office during normal hours of operation.

Visit the campus Voter Information site for more information, including how to register to vote and polling locations.

Election Day voter-compliant distribution locations:
Wiscard office,  7 am – 8 pm
Gordon Dining and Event Center,  7 am – 8 pm