Voter ID rules are in effect for Primary Day, August 9

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters that voter ID rules are in effect, and remain the same as they were during the Presidential Primary in April.

“There are no changes to Wisconsin’s election laws for Tuesday’s primary,” said Michael Haas, interim administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  “You will need to show an acceptable photo ID to vote.”

Haas said most voters already have the photo ID they need to vote, such as a Wisconsin Driver License or ID, and urged anyone with questions to visit the Bring It to the Ballot website ( or call 1-866-VOTE-WIS for information.  A voter who does not have an acceptable photo ID must be offered a provisional ballot and the opportunity to submit a photo ID within three days after the election. An acceptable photo ID for voting does not need to show the voter’s current address. 

Haas noted that two recent federal court decisions regarding Wisconsin’s election laws do not apply to Tuesday’s Partisan Primary.  The state will be prepared to implement court-ordered changes for the November Presidential Election, subject to appeals.