A few college students we talked to at UW-Eau Claire say they haven’t heard much about the Voter ID Bill, but they say at face value, it sounds like a good idea.
“I think it’s probably a good thing, to at least show that you are who you say you are instead of having someone representing you or falsifying you and stealing your vote,” says new UW-Eau Claire transfer student Eric Wisz.
The bill would require each voter to show a valid photo ID with their current address on it. “That I don’t actually have,” says Wisz. “I think it could make it difficult, especially for college students and those who move a lot.”
Representative Kathy Bernier says she pushed for the bill to allow for some college IDs to be used at the polls. “It has to be unexpired, have a picture on it, and a signature on it,” she says.
But to issue the signature and expiration date on the IDs, Mike Rindo with the university says it could cost UW-Eau Claire more than $100 thousand.
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