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AB 7 - Voter Identification Requirements - Key Vote

Wisconsin Key Votes




Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-5) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (60-35) - (Key vote)

Title: Voter Identification Requirements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires voters to show photographic identification at the polls.

  • Requires voters to present one of the following valid forms of photographic identification before voting (Sec. 1):
    • Driver's license;
    • State identification card;
    • Tribal identification card;
    • United States passport;
    • United States military identification card;
    • United States naturalization certificate; or
    • College identification card that includes the signature of the voter, an issue date, and an expiration date.
  • Authorizes voters to request an identification card free of charge for voting purposes (Sec. 140).
  • Exempts from the photographic requirement individuals that have a "sincerely held religious belief" that prevents them from being photographed (Secs. 116 & 137).
  • Requires the Government Accountability Board to identify and assist groups of voters that need help obtaining or renewing documents that constitute acceptable forms of identification for voting purposes (Sec. 95).
  • Requires the Government Accountability Board to conduct a "public informational campaign" to inform voters of the new identification requirements (Sec. 144).
  • Increases the period a voter must have resided in a district prior to an election from 10 days to 28 consecutive days (Sec. 10).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Voter Identification Requirements



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