Voter ID


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Know what it takes to vote in Wisconsin? Are you absolutely sure? You might want to read our handy guide, so you’re all set for Election Day. Read more

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Massive amounts of dark money, gerrymandered districts and other voting obstacles can all be overcome if everyone does one thing: vote! Or, in the words of former President Barack Obama: “Don’t boo. Vote!” Read more

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Here are some of the key forms voter suppression takes in Wisconsin. Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ weekly Saving Our Democracy column highlights community activist events in and around the greater Milwaukee area. See what’s happening during the first week of March. Read more

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With just a few weeks before college students return to school, this is a good time for them to make sure you have the proper identification to vote in the fast approaching elections. Read more

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In case you missed it, today is Election Day for the primaryraces for nonpartisan offices. Here’s what you need to know:Polls are open until 8 p.m. You can find your polling place,voter registration info and sample ballot at You .. Read more

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Voter participation dropped 12% in the City of Milwaukee in the first presidential election since the implementation of voter ID. Read more

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Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans were determined to do something to put a stop to this wildly out-of-control voting by Democrats. Read more

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No matter what happened this Election Day, let’s make sure that, going forward, our government reflects the will of the people—not merely the will of those in power. Read more

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It’s here—Tuesday, Nov. 8,is Election Day. Polls will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Go to to locate your pollingplace and check your voter registration. To cast a ballot, you will need anacceptable photo ID. To learn more about IDs, g.. Read more

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Confused about voter ID, voter registration, and when and where you can vote? This voter guide helps answer your pre-election day questions. Read more

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All Republicans really wanted to do was disenfranchise constituencies that voted strongly Democratic—racial minorities, the poor, students and the elderly. But all that did was make those groups mad and more determined than ever to vote. An... Read more

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Just as a clear legal pattern emerged nationally eliminating dishonest Republican tactics of voter suppression, three Republican-appointed judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago abruptly reminded us every American’s right to ... Read more

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You need to have a plan to vote, since the state requires you to do more than just show up at the polls on Election Day. Read more

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It’s a shame that in 2016 we are still battling over the right to vote, but Republicans have made a concerted effort since the tea party wave election of 2010 to make it difficult for some voters—especially racial or ethnic minority voters,... Read more

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On Monday, a former aide to a Republican state senator said under oath what we’ve known all along: that GOP legislators were “giddy” and “frothing at the mouth” at the prospect of disenfranchising voters who traditionally vote for Dem... Read more

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We are hoping that many young people, including students, make their voices heard during this election so we want to make sure that students—and all qualified Wisconsin voters—are registered to vote and have an acceptable form of ID to show... Read more

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Republicans do their best during low-turnout elections, which is why they’re using every trick in the book to disenfranchise Wisconsin voters and keep them away from the polls. Don’t let them win. Read more

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The state’s new voter ID law is in effect for the Tuesday, Feb. 16, primary election. If you are a U.S. citizen over the age of 18 and registered to vote at your current polling place, you will need to show one of the following identificati... Read more

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Thanks to the bills rushed through the Wisconsin Legislature, not only will corrupt candidates and elected officials be able to put their votes and their careers up for sale without fear of getting caught, but the changes are coming just a ... Read more

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