Wisconsin Voter ID Amendment (2013)
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Specifically, any eligible person attempting to register to vote or to vote would be required to present a valid Wisconsin driver's license, a valid U.S. issued identification card or a valid identification card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
According to existing law, to vote an eligible person must register before voting and provide proof of residence. Such proof may include a residence utility bill. However, if a person cannot present the required form of proof, then the law allows for registration information to be corroborated by another qualified elector. The other qualified elector must reside in the same municipality.
Similar bill: AB 7
In addition to the proposed constitutional amendment, lawmakers have proposed Assembly Bill 7 which does not call for amending the state constitution. The bill would simply pass a state law that requires photo identification to vote.
On May 9, 2011 the Joint Finance Committee approved the bill 12-2. On May 11, 2011 the Wisconsin State Assembly approved the proposed bill following a 60-35 vote. The bill now remains pending Senate approval.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Wisconsin Constitution
A majority vote in two consecutive sessions of the Wisconsin Legislature is required to qualify the amendment for the ballot. According to reports, legislators plan to introduce the measure during the 2011 session and again in 2013. If approved by voters, the proposed measure would head to the statewide ballot.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 JSOnline,"Republicans unveil plan for voter ID, constitutional amendment," January 12, 2011
- ↑ Examiner,"Wisconsin Voter ID Act may finally be headed for passage," January 28, 2011
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Lakeland Times,"After hearing, voter ID bill likely to move forward," May 3, 2011
- ↑ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,"GOP moves quickly on voter ID bill," May 9, 2011
- ↑ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,"Assembly approves voter ID, sends bill to Senate," May 11, 2011
- ↑ Reuters,"Wisconsin Assembly passes GOP-backed voter ID bill," May 12, 2011