There’s a solution in place to help address a concern of the new Voter ID Law. To meet requirements of the new law, many universities have been worried they’d have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to update all student IDs.
Earlier this week, a solution was approved. Universities will be able to issue students a sticker to place on their ID. “They approached us about the idea of having special stickers that universities would issue that would bear the university’s logo and have a signature and the issuance and expiration dates,” says Reid Magney, Government Accountability Board spokesman.
However, not all student IDs work under the new law. IDs issued to students at technical colleges are not valid.
“Right now, when a CVTC student was to go to the polls, they would not be able to use their student ID from CVTC,” says Carla Leuck, Chippewa Valley Technical College Public Relations Manager. “They would have to use a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID.”
Tech students can still use their IDs to register to vote, but they can’t use it to vote. Leuck says that’s not fair.
“We just really want our students to treated the same as any student in the UW-System,” says Leuck. “To me it’s doing an injustice to the students within the technical college system.”