More people getting IDs at Eau Claire DMVs before election

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – With historic turnout expected for this year’s midterms, local DMVs are busy registering voters.

Experts expect voter turnout to be the highest it’s ever been for a midterm election. The more voters there are, the more customers are coming in to the DMV for IDs so they can vote.

In August, 96 people were issued IDs between both Eau Claire DMVs. In September, there were 74, and in October, there were 102. In October 2016, 115 people got IDs in Eau Claire. The numbers reflect that higher expected turnout for a midterm election. In fact, the Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Wednesday early midterm voting set a record in Wisconsin, with 378,000 absentee ballots.

It takes at least two weeks to get your ID after your visit to the DMV. But your temporary paper receipt can be used as a form of ID at the polls.

For more information on how you can get your ID for voting, see here.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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