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Polling Place Signage Regarding Voter Photo ID for April 5 Spring Election

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Priority: 
Timely Attention Required
Date: 
March 25, 2011
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
From: 
Nathaniel E. Robinsion, Elections Division Administrator
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Photo ID Notice for April 2011 Election-1.doc24.5 KB
Photo ID Notice for April 2011 Election-2.doc42.5 KB
  • The Wisconsin Legislature is still considering bills to require Photo ID for voting, and there has been much publicity about the issue, which may create confusion among voters and poll workers about whether photo ID may be required.
  • Current Wisconsin law does not require voters to present a Photo ID before voting.  Therefore, Election inspectors may not ask registered voters to provide Photo ID for the Spring Election.
  • Members of the Legislature have expressed concern that Wisconsin’s election laws be administered uniformly throughout the state.
  • In consultation with Wisconsin municipal clerks, G.A.B. staff developed signage explaining that photo ID requirements for voting have not yet become law.
  • Clerks may print and distribute this signage to polling places.
  • This signage is meant to be helpful in the event there is confusion about whether photo ID is required.
  • There are two versions of the sign in Microsoft Word format.  One is a full page.  The other contains two signs per page if clerks wish to save printing costs.
  • The signage is available to download by clicking the attachments above.