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Make Your Vote Count


  In addition to naming President Obama’s successor, the state of Wisconsin has a political agenda of its own. Voters will be in the polls this year electing candidates for the state’s Supreme Court, Congress and Legislature, and the League of Women Voters is reminding supporters of new laws in place. Director Andrea Kasminski says new and returning voters will need to show a photo ID at the poll or with an absentee ballot for the vote to count.

 “…the fact is that most of us have either a Wisconsin Driver’s license or an ID card, and that is all you need  once you’re registered to get a ballot and have it counted.”

Kasminski says voters can present a photo ID that’s current or an ID that’s been expired since November 4, 2014. New voters need proof of residence upon registration. She says people who don’t have a photo ID can get one for free at the DMV.  

Wisconsin’s first primary is February 16. For more information call your municipal clerk or visit myvote.wi.gov.

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