The City of Madison Clerk’s Office and the Associated Students of Madison held a mock election Tuesday in Memorial Union, where they examined potential problems that could arise from the new voting laws.
Following the passage of the new law requiring a photo ID to vote, current Wisconsin student IDs will not be an acceptable form of identification. The university plans to issue new Wiscards that comply with voter ID laws.
Officials said student ID cards were the second-most common form of identification presented by the nearly 100 students who voted in the mock election, with Wisconsin driver’s licenses being the most common.
“That basically tells us that it’s going to be a lot harder to get … students using their Wiscard to vote because there’s going to be so much more that you need to bring than just one card,” ASM Legislative Affairs Chair Hannah Somers said.
Full Article: Mock election shows voting law’s impact.