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Photo ID required on April 5th: Effort on streets of Milwaukee to ensure you’re prepared

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MILWAUKEE -- On April 5th, voters will head to the polls in Wisconsin, and for the first time during a presidential election, voters will be required to show photo ID at the polls. There is an effort on the streets of Milwaukee to make sure everyone is prepared.

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

As part of Milwaukee County's "Voter ID Information Program," signs have been placed on bus shelters across the Milwaukee area -- providing voter ID information in English and Spanish.

Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk

Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk

"What we`ve done is purchase informational signs that will be placed in bus shelters which will give people a phone number and website where they can get information on Wisconsin's voter photo ID law," Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk said.

Czarnezki said with the election on April 5th, it is important voters have the proper photo ID to vote, and that they bring it with them to the polls.

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

The signs have been placed on bus shelters in certain areas of the city -- and this was done strategically.

"Bus shelters were chosen because people who ride the bus probably don`t have a driver`s license, so we want to make sure these people have the proper ID when they go to the polls on election day," Czarnezki said.

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

This is an effort to educate voters and get them prepared ahead of election day -- so that their voice counts on April 5th.

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

Voter ID signs on bus shelters ahead of April 5th election

"I feel like if you don`t vote, then you don`t have no voice. I feel like you should go out there and vote no matter what. Old people, young people, just vote so you can have an opinion about something that can change your life," Jacob Shaw-Downey said.

The voter ID law requires that voters in Wisconsin bring a valid photo ID to the polls. That can be a driver's license, a valid state ID card, a United States passport, military or tribal ID or college ID with proof of enrollment.

Your current address does not have to match the address listed on your ID.

Voter ID Law in Wisconsin

Early voting in Wisconsin ends on April 1st.

The election is April 5th.

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2 comments

  • chris

    Dems hate that law. I guess they only get 1 vote for 1 person. The days of getting democratic votes by 1 person from grandpa, dad and the dead uncle are over.

  • A yooper

    What is so fricken hard about having an ID?? If old enough to vote I would think an ID would be a necessity to exist.

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