Photo ID law program held

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Staff | October 14, 2015

A public program on Wisconsin's voter photo identification law will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Hyland Hall, Room 2101, on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus.

Voters will be required to present a valid photo ID at the 2016 elections. Wisconsin's voter photo ID law was enacted in 2011 but remained blocked by court order until earlier this year when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Court upholding the ID law.

The program will be presented by Meagan McCord Wolfe, the public outreach elections specialist with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. McCord Wolfe, a 2006 graduate of UW-Whitewater, has worked for the GAB since 2011.

The program will cover voting in Wisconsin for the upcoming 2016 election, with special emphasis on what constitutes acceptable photo identification for voting, and how to obtain a free Wisconsin ID card for voting purposes. McCord Wolfe will also discuss voter eligibility, voter registration, absentee voting and what to expect on Election Day. A question-and-answer session will be included in the event.

The program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Whitewater area and the UW-Whitewater P.E.A.C.E. group.

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