The Potosi School District referendum Nov. 3 will be the first with new state voter ID requirements.
City of Platteville Clerk Jan Martin said most voters already have one of the types of photo ID required, but those who don’t should get an acceptable ID before the spring elections.
Acceptable IDs include a Wisconsin driver’s license, a Wisconsin state ID card, a military ID card or a U.S. passport book or card. Those IDs are still valid if expired after Nov. 4, 2014, the date of the last general election. The photo ID is not required to have a current address.
Other forms of acceptable ID include a certificate of naturalization within two years of issue; a driver’s license receipt issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation within 45 days of issue; an ID issued by a federally recognized American Indian tribe based in Wisconsin; or a photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college or technical college, along with an enrollment verification document, which is valid for two years after issue.
Anyone who does not have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID can receive a free state ID from the state Division of Motor Vehicles if you request a free ID for voting purposes. For more information, contact the Platteville DMV office, or the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board’s Photo ID website, www.bringitwisconsin.gov.