Changes Coming to Wisconsin Voter ID Process?

There’s been ongoing litigation over the legality of Wisconsin’s voter ID rule (and other changes to Wisconsin election law).  And by “ongoing,” I mean largely “in stasis”: opinions from the trial court were issued in July 2016 (and partially stayed pending appeal), appellate briefing was complete in November 2016, the cases were argued to the Seventh Circuit on February 24, 2017 … and they’ve been sitting there since, for more than two years now.  In the meantime, one of the plaintiffs has passed away.

One of the issues has been the implementation of the procedure for Wisconsin voters to get the ID they need, particularly in and around the Wisconsin DMV.  Now newly elected Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the state Dept. of Transportation to come up with a plan to improve access to the voter ID cards.


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