Following the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear Wisconsin’s voter ID law, thereby upholding it, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin aims to expand the list of identification acceptable on Election Day. Chris Ahmuty, executive director of ACLU of Wisconsin, said ACLU is focusing on two forms of ID in particular: two-year technical college student IDs and veteran IDs.
Under the current law, student IDs from four year universities are acceptable while student IDs from two year colleges are not, even though it takes similar documentation to obtain both, Ahmuty said.
This means that a student from MATC could not use his student ID, while a student from UW could. Since both IDs represent essentially same thing, Ahmuty said it makes sense to expand the list of acceptable voter IDs to include those from two-year technical colleges.