Voter Photo ID is now the law in Wisconsin. Starting next year, voters will be required to show a photo ID in order to receive a ballot and vote. While it’s not in place just yet, the new law will still have an impact on this summer’s recall elections.
Ahead of Tuesday’s primary recall elections, area poll workers are undergoing intense training with the passage of the new Voter Photo ID law. Poll workers are required to ask people for photo identification, even though it’s not mandatory yet.
“If people don’t have photo identification with them then they’re required to give them information on what they can bring for photo identification for next spring. So it’s kind of like a little early run through to get people familiar with that process,” said Chief Deputy Brown County Clerk Sandy Juno.
Voters will also see several other changes that are already in effect at the polls.
First, you must sign the poll list before you are given a ballot to vote.
Second, people now need to reside in the voting district for 28 days. Previous to the law it was just 10 days.
Third, anyone requesting an absentee ballot by mail needs to do that by the Thursday prior to the election.
If somebody wants to vote in person they need to do that by the Friday before the election.
Full Article: Recall election preparations underway.