What is a HAVA/DMV check and how do they work?
HAVA Checks are comparisons between a voter registration record and a DMV or Social Security record. They are also sometimes referred to as “DMV Checks.” They are designed to catch typos and data entry errors to improve the quality of the voter registration list. They are not designed to be a
Did 200,000 people vote without a photo ID?
No. Wisconsin law allows a person who is “indefinitely confined because of age, physical illness or infirmity or is disabled for an indefinite period” to become a permanent absentee voter “by signing a statement to that effect.” This law has been on the books for more than 30 years. Being a
WEC Newsletter Volume II, Issues VII and VIII
These editions cover many topics, including: Absentee Ballot Deadlines RAVE Mobile Safety System ID Petition Process Reminders June 2022-March 2023 Election Administration Webinar Schedule Release If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at 608-261-2028, or @email
ID Petition Process Reminders
Background Voters who do not have supporting documentation, such as a certified copy of their birth certificate, necessary to obtain a free State of Wisconsin ID card from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) have the option to use the ID Petition Process (IDPP) to obtain the documentation...
The Photo ID Law Webinar ★
Webinar for Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Poll Workers The Photo ID Law Wednesday, November 10, 2021 ★see webinar: ▶Click here The spring elections are right around the corner! This webinar reviews Wisconsin’s Photo ID law, detail standards for each of the acceptable forms of ID and what election...
WEC Sample News Release for Clerks about Voter ID and the ID Petition Process
1. Voter ID Communications. Even though Wisconsin’s voter photo ID law has been in effect since 2016, election officials still need to communicate with voters about the law. Most Wisconsin residents already have the ID they need in order to vote. However, we still occasionally hear about voters who...
Oct 07 2020
Voters Still Have Time to Get a Free Photo ID for the November 3 Election
MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters that if they don’t have an acceptable photo ID, they still have time to get one to vote. “If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, you can get one for free after just one visit to a Wisconsin DMV office through the ID Petition Process...
Court-Ordered Photo ID Requirements for Election Day
Overview On September 28, 2020, the federal court issued a preliminary injunction in the One Wisconsin/Luft cases related to the ID Petition process and outreach related to that process. The order directed the DMV and Commission to implement some changes prior to the November election. Below are the...