City uses Election Day to remind voters to bring ID to the polls

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The City of Eau Claire is using Election Day to remind voters that they will need to show an acceptable photo ID to vote in the spring.

Wisconsin has no elections on Tuesday. The next election in the City of Eau Claire is in spring 2016. To receive a ballot, voters will have to show one of these types of photo IDs:

-A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, (even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended)

-A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

-A Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services

-A U.S. passport book or card

-The Wisconsin driver license, Wisconsin ID card, Military ID card and passport can be used
even if they expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently November
4, 2014)

-A certification or naturalization (that has been issued no earlier than two years before the date
of the election)

-An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

-A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from the date issued)

-An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from the date issued)

-A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, or college that contains the following: date the card was issued, signature of student and expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule.

There is no special "Voter ID" card, and an acceptable photo ID doesn't necessarily have to include a current address. The Department of Motor Vehicles will also provide a free ID for the purposes of voting for eligible voters who don't have a Wisconsin driver's license or ID card. The city suggests applying for this free ID as soon as possible, and not to wait until just before the spring election. You can find more information by clicking on the link on the right side of this story, or calling (608) 264-7447. You can also call the City Elections Office at (715) 839-4913 or the City Clerk’s office at
(715) 839-4912 with other questions.

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