In three weeks, some Milwaukee voters will cast ballots in a recall of state Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills. Darling, five other Republicans and three Democratic Senators face recalls…either for their support or opposition to Gov. Walker’s collective bargaining bill. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, a few people who go to the polls could find themselves unable to vote because of a new state law.
One provision in the new Voter ID law the Legislature and governor approved in May, requires voters to have lived in their ward for 28 days. That means anyone who moved into their voting wards after June 14 is out of luck. However, Milwaukee Election Commissioner Sue Edman does not expect there to be much outrage at the polling places on July 12.
“I don’t know how many people moved during this period of time, but these elections don’t tend to bring out a lot of people and it’s really the hard core voters that vote in these elections so those people I’m sure are up on the law and have been living in those areas for 28 days,” Edman says.
Edman says nine wards in the city are impacted by the Darling recall. Her district covers parts of Washington and Ozaukee counties, and also reaches into the northeastern tip of Milwaukee.
Full Article: WUWM: News – Some Recall Voters Might Get Turned Away.