Voter Id Leaves Questions Now


So what's in the Voter ID Bill and when does it take effect? Questions city and county clerks statewide are asking themselves today after the senate passed the bill yesterday on a 19-5 vote.

Lacrosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke said she doesn’t disagree with a voter identification bill, but she doesn’t agree with it completely either. She says the prevention of potential voter fraud is a good thing, but the changes will be difficult for clerks, election officials and voters. She expects portions of the bill will go into effect for the July 12th recall elections.

Lehrke says the whole problem with this is educating the voter. She's waiting for some guidance from the Government Accountability Board.

Governor Scott Walker is set to sign the bill next Wednesday.

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