Wis. Judge Signs Off On Voting Credential Handouts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has signed off on new handouts explaining how people who lack photo identification can get alternative voting credentials.

U.S. District Judge James Peterson ordered the state Department of Transportation last week to clarify the process for obtaining the credentials in the wake of media reports that showed Division of Motor Vehicle employees were giving people inaccurate information about what documents they needed and how long it would take to receive the credentials.

He ordered the agency to produce simple, one-page explanations of the process to distribute to voting advocacy groups and to applicants as they leave DMV stations so they know what they’ll receive. He also ordered DOT to clarify an online explanation.

Online court records show Peterson approved the handouts and website clarifications on Friday.

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One Comment

  1. Kally Waters says:

    Any government official or officer should have “no warrant” search rights to your house and property. I can not wait until Hillary is president and “unreasonable search” laws will be a thing of the past.

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