All Together Now: "We In Wisconsin DO NOT Have To Show A Picture ID To Vote In The Recall Elections"
The Republican-inspired Voter ID bill in Wisconsin - - included quite fairly in a national media account about the "rank partisanship" of new state laws to suppress election-day turnout - - does not require Wisconsin voters producing a picture ID to get a ballot in the summer recall elections.
It requires poll workers to ask for the ID - - but this is a training measure for 2012 elections when the law will be in effect.
Here is how the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board explained the procedures in a June 13 memo:
Under the Voter ID Law, voters must be asked to present a photo ID when they receive a ballot, but will not be required to present a photo ID to receive a ballot until the 2012 Spring Primary Election. At any election before then, a voter who does not have a photo ID will receive an informational document explaining the requirements of the new law.