Scott Walker is literally preventing Wisconsinites from voting


The governor is refusing to call special elections to fill two vacant legislative seats, at the same time as his Republican allies in the legislature attack the state’s nonpartisan oversight of elections. > The Nation

DMV relocations wouldn’t just hamper drivers, but also voters


It’s bad enough that Wisconsin Republicans have gone out of their way to make it harder for many Wisconsin citizens to exercise their civic duty to vote with an onerous voter ID law — now state government is making it even harder to get those IDs in the first place. > Cap Times

Lawmakers: Lack of transit access to new Madison DMV location ‘alarming’


Given the state’s voter ID requirement, seven Dane County lawmakers have joined the City of Madison’s pushback to a planned new DMV location on the Far West Side, saying it is nearly inaccessible by public transit. The city has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Wisconsin DOT over the plan. >

UW prof defends his study that found voter ID law deterred thousands from voting


UW-Madison political science professor Ken Mayer released results of a study this fall that found changes to the state’s voter ID law led to enormous confusion and deterred thousands from voting. He’s received some criticism of the study but on the talk show “Capital City Sunday”, he stood by his findings. > Cap Times

Wisconsin voters are confused over ID law, professor tells election officials

Wisconsin voters don’t have a good handle on what types of identification they can use to cast a ballot, a UW-Madison political science professor told the state Elections Commission Tuesday, saying “There is a lot of confusion about what qualifies and what doesn’t qualify.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lawmakers push for recognition of tribal ID cards


Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow members of federally recognized tribes to use their tribal identification cards for voter registration, to pick up medication at a pharmacy, and to buy alcohol and tobacco products. > Wisconsin Public Radio