State board reports some voters being asked to show ID
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MADISON Some local election officials have required voters to show photo IDs before they can vote, according to an update posted on the Government Accountability Board website.
Wisconsin law and G.A.B. policy are clear that no photo ID is required to vote. The reports came from the town of Oakland in Jefferson County, the town of Troy in Sauk County and the town of Byron in Monroe County.
In Brookfield, a suburb outside of Milwaukee, 40 voters received the wrong ballots early this morning due to human error. There was a mixup of ballots for Wards 15 and 16.
The city of Brookfield clerk has taken all the appropriate steps to document the problem and the votes will be counted as cast.
There have been some reports of minor voting equipment problems -- optical scanners not accepting ballots, for example.
Heavy voter turnout has been reported statewide, and Columbia County is preparing to print extra ballots.