20 thoughts on “Valid IDs for Voting In the Wisconsin Primary On Tuesday February 16th

  1. If you’re already registered but forget ID/yours doesn’t conform, *cast a provisional ballot*. That buys you until Friday to sort out the ID situation with your Clerk.

  2. Tribal IDs from tribes based in Wisconsin are ok. Tribal IDs from out of state tribes are questionable. My County Clerk was unsure whether he could accept mine from Kansas, and I phoned the GAB to discuss it.

    1. The statute reads, “An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in this state.” Seems pretty clear that a tribal ID from a tribe not located in Wisconsin is, unfortunately, not valid.

    1. If you ate using a Driver license, it must be from Wisconsin. Out of state licenses cannot be used as ID to vote.

  3. I asked Mary Beth Witzel (Madison City Clerk) about tribal IDs from tribes out of Wisconsin. She indicated they would be valid.

    1. Yeah, no. The presidential preference primary is April 5th. The primary for all other races on the April ballot is tomorrow.

    1. Laurie, on February 16 we decide who will be on the ballot for other races on April 5. It’s a primary and the time, for instance, when we trim down the candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court from three candidates to two.
      On April 5 one of the things we decide is who will be on the presidential ballot for November, but that’s just one of the items on that ballot.
      The election in April is called the spring election and presidential preference vote. So, it’s both a spring election (for state and local races) and a primary (for the election in November).

  4. This is a little bit unnerving. I would have thought readers of Blogging Blue were just a little bit more plugged into politics than what is apparent here.

    Yes, the partisan presidential primaries in Wisconsin will be held April 5th along with the spring general elections for many state, county and municipal elections.

    BUT this Tuesday, February 16th are Wisconsin primaries for contested seats at the state, county and municipal levels.

    For me in my home district, the biggest ones are Wisconsin State Supreme Court, Milwaukee County Executive and Milwaukee Mayor. And there are a lot of other races including a number of aldermanic districts in the city of Milwaukee.

    I urge everyone of you to check the GAB site, your local election commission site, and all of the media that you can digest between now and tomorrow to determine what races are being contested in your district AND then go out an vote.

    Don’t be that guy or gal who only shows up every four years to vote for president.

    1. Are Republican “dirty tricks” at play here?

      I voted last week with an absentee ballot obtained through my local town clerk for the primary tomorrow for a Supreme Court Justice.

  5. They would NOT let me vote today with my UW ID. Reason given: A student/staff ID “must expire within 2 yrs to be valid.”

    1. Yes, that is the law. For this reason (and others), UW Madison WisCards are not acceptable for voter ID. Students can go to the WisCard office and get an ID that does meet the requirements for free. Remember that proof of enrollment must also be accompanied by the ID

  6. Someone pointed out to me today that veteran IDs are not accepted. That seems odd, and a bit unpatriotic.

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