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Some Wisconsin voters having trouble getting required ID
pioneer press ^ | 12-11-11 | Andy Rathbun

Posted on 12/12/2011 5:36:39 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB

Jennifer "Rita" Platt says she's determined to vote next year, but Wisconsin isn't making it easy for her.

She and the rest of Wisconsin's voters will need to comply with a new voter ID law when they go to the polls in February's primaries.

With few exceptions, those without the proper ID can't vote.

But Platt and her boyfriend don't have forms of identification accepted at the polls, so they recently drove about 45 minutes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hudson to each get an ID.

They encountered two problems.

The DMV office's computer system was down, which meant they couldn't get an ID processed. And they were told they didn't have the proper identification to get a state ID card or a Wisconsin driver's license, Platt said.

"They said I didn't have a certified birth certificate or a current passport," said Platt, who said she had asked the DMV what was needed before heading to Hudson.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: franken; fraud; id; vote; voter; voting; walker; wi
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leave it to the Press to search high and low for the 1 person in millions who just couldn't manage to do what 99% of the poplulation finds simple to do.
1 posted on 12/12/2011 5:36:47 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Another 42-year-old woman who depends on a “boyfriend” to get around.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 5:39:53 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Does anyone spot the yawning gap here?

But Platt and her boyfriend don't have forms of identification accepted at the polls, so they recently drove about 45 minutes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hudson to each get an ID.

They encountered two problems.

The DMV office's computer system was down, which meant they couldn't get an ID processed. And they were told they didn't have the proper identification to get a state ID card or a Wisconsin driver's license, Platt said.

So they drove all that way without a valid driver's license? Seems to me like being unable to get ID to vote is the least of the issues here.

3 posted on 12/12/2011 5:41:44 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: WOBBLY BOB

In our mobile society it’s a problem for everyone, Obama, Rahm Emmanuel, and this article just proves the necessity for proof of citizenship in a country and in a state as a prerequisite to voting, running for office, claiming benefits.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 5:43:04 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
But Platt and her boyfriend don't have forms of identification accepted at the polls,

So how did the author confirm that Platt and her boyfriend are who they say they are??

5 posted on 12/12/2011 5:43:22 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Jennifer “Rita” Platt probably has no problem getting:

1) Food Stamps
2) Section 8 housing
3) Free medical
4) Child tax credits
5) Weed
6) Lottery Tickets
7) Abortion on demand
8) Restraining order of ex boyfriends
9) free SEIU tee shirts
10) a government paid cell phone


6 posted on 12/12/2011 5:43:32 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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But Platt and her boyfriend don't have forms of identification accepted at the polls, so they recently drove about 45 minutes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hudson to each get an ID.

So they drove to the DMV without licenses?

7 posted on 12/12/2011 5:43:59 AM PST by umgud
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To: dirtboy

driver John has a driver’s license drom Iowa.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 5:45:31 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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So they drove 45 minutes to get an I.D. without any proof of residency or citizenship? These are obviously Dem voters. I can hear them now: “I voted 5 times in the last election and I didn’t need a stinkin’ I.D.!”


9 posted on 12/12/2011 5:45:58 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Le Chien Rouge

A bottle of beer, a pack of smokes, a plane trip to Chicago, or a can of spray paint- You need a state photo I.D. to buy any of these, yet the state of MN doesn’t even have this simple requirement in order to vote.

There are only two sides here: Those who want to stop fraud and those who will be irreparably harmed if the fraud is not allowed to continue.


10 posted on 12/12/2011 5:46:20 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
driver John has a driver’s license drom Iowa.

And that is not sufficient to get a WI ID card? The article says 'they'.

It isn't hard to get a notarized copy of your birth certificate mailed to you.

11 posted on 12/12/2011 5:47:21 AM PST by dirtboy
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So they drove all that way without a valid driver's license?
Excellent catch.
Plus, if they called DMV and were told they needed birth certificate or passport as valid proof, why did they drive to DMV if they didn't have either one?
12 posted on 12/12/2011 5:48:49 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

It’s funny—the subject of the article “Rita” Platt, provides some answers to the comments below the article on the website source.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 5:48:52 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

ummmm.... How did they drive there?


14 posted on 12/12/2011 5:49:22 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
So, he's probably an Iowa resident ~ with no right to vote in Wisconsin!

Looks like the new voter ID system is already working!

15 posted on 12/12/2011 5:49:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’m not clear how one functions in today’s society without valid state-issued ID. Setting up a bank account, renting an apartment, buying a house, cashing a check - all of these require ID.

Any ideas? Bueller?


16 posted on 12/12/2011 5:52:06 AM PST by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Here is the kicker:

“Platt has agreed to be a plaintiff in a yet-to-be filed lawsuit challenging the law. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will be the lead plaintiff in the suit, said attorney Richard Saks.”


17 posted on 12/12/2011 5:54:11 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

If only they were as worried about the people making a true sacrifice for us in the military. Historically, military votes are regularly disqualified but these two are worthy of changing the law for? Something is seriously wrong here.


18 posted on 12/12/2011 5:54:56 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: madprof98
She had brought ... a pay stub from the St. Croix Falls school district

How the hell did she cash a check without any ID?

She's either lying and a plant for the progressives, or she's a person with almost unlimited potential for loserdom.

19 posted on 12/12/2011 5:56:04 AM PST by Velvet_Jones
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To: WOBBLY BOB
This is what this nonsense is all about:

Severson said Platt and her boyfriend's case is the only complaint he has received of people having trouble getting an ID to vote.

"I don't see how it's going to disenfranchise anybody," Severson said of the law.

Platt has agreed to be a plaintiff in a yet-to-be filed lawsuit challenging the law. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will be the lead plaintiff in the suit, said attorney Richard Saks.

"We're arguing that the photo ID requirement is an unreasonable and onerous burden on the state constitutional right to vote for Wisconsin citizens," said Saks, who is representing the plaintiffs.

Looks like a deliberate effort to make the process seem more onerous than it really is.

20 posted on 12/12/2011 6:00:03 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: MortMan

Apparently, setting up fake ID’s has not been all that difficult in the past. The real difficulty now is attempting to get VERIFIABLE ID based on these previously obtained fake documents.

Identity theft is one thing, simply creating a whole new identity out of whole cloth is an altogether different proposition.

Somewhere, there was once a real document that relates to the birth of almost everybody, and it was once on file with some level of authority. Unless, of course, the paper trail is inadvertently, or sometimes intentionally, destroyed through massive means.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 6:09:54 AM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: dirtboy

So they drove all that way without a valid driver’s license? Seems to me like being unable to get ID to vote is the least of the issues here.

Good catch dirt.

If I’m not mistaken, the FED has somehow mandated the new license requirements but not all states have begun to institute them, they are brutal, especially for divorced women who change their names back. Have a friend that took three months to get the required paperwork to renew her license.

I thought I had everything I needed when I went in, but needed another item that had my address on it. They suggested the proof of insurance carried in the vehicle. A run to the parking lot fixed that problem. That was after showing birth certificate and another item with local address on it.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 6:11:14 AM PST by wita
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To: WOBBLY BOB
so they recently drove about 45 minutes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hudson to each get an ID.

So how did they "(drive) about 45 minutes" if neither has a valid state drivers license.

BTW, last year I moved to another state. I was required to present a certified birth certificate. About 20 minutes on the telephone, a letter, and a check for $20, and less than 2 weeks later, I had TWO copies of a certified birth certificate.

Maybe people who aren't capable of getting a certified birth certificate have no business voting.

Mark

23 posted on 12/12/2011 6:15:12 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Did the Pioneer Press pull the Facebook comments??? Geeze I wonder why? The woman admitted that her partner had an IOWA Drivers License!! According to the Wisconsin DMV you have 60 days to get a regular Wisconsin drivers license once you move to the state. (30 days if a CDL.)
Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


24 posted on 12/12/2011 6:16:06 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: dirtboy

Bet they have ID for the liquor store and cigarettes....


25 posted on 12/12/2011 6:18:34 AM PST by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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Jennifer and her boyfriend can never remember anything. Their ID’s are under the floor in the living room. It’s the third board from the front of the fireplace. They just need to pull it up. It is the same place where they hide their meth......


26 posted on 12/12/2011 6:18:51 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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"so they recently drove about 45 minutes to a Department of Motor Vehicles.

Driving with out a license?

27 posted on 12/12/2011 6:21:17 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Velvet_Jones

How does she have a job in a school district without an ID?


28 posted on 12/12/2011 6:24:14 AM PST by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
http://wivoices.areavoices.com/2011/12/10/wisconsin-couple-unable-to-get-id-to-vote/

John Wolfe and Rita Platt

(photo by Art Juchno)

Now that photo ID’s are required for voting in Wisconsin, Jennifer “Rita” Platt and John Wolfe drove 45 minutes from Osceola to the nearest Dept. of Motor Vehicles office in Hudson, only to be turned away. Governor Walker and state Republicans recently passed the “Voter Photo ID Law”, or Act 23, which has many Wisconsinites scrambling. Rita and John brought social security cards, current pay stubs, and driver’s licenses from Iowa, but it wasn’t enough. They need to pay for certified birth certificates, and wait for them to arrive in the mail, in order to secure a free Wisconsin ID card issued for voting. To complicate matters further for the couple, the computers at the DMV were down and unable to process their request.

Here’s their story.

——————————————-

Rita: On November 23 (2011), John and I drove down the day before Thanksgiving, because we were both lucky enough to have the day off … hoping to get our Wisconsin driver’s licenses. It is a long haul down to the DMV, and it takes some time at the DMV, and it is a long haul back up, so we wanted to do it on a day when we didn’t have work.

So, as soon as we got there another customer told us that the computers were down and that he’d been there all morning. We must’ve gotten there sometime around 10 or 11:00 am, and he said he’d been there since it opened [8:00]. And so we thought (Hugh…rolled eyes), “What a bummer! The one day we could come here the computers are down and we can’t get our licenses.” Then, the gals behind the counter encouraged us to get our paperwork filled out, in the hopes that when we were finished the computers would be up and running.

So, we filled out the paperwork, and the gal asked for my identification. I gave her my expired Iowa state driver’s license. [Rita and John moved to WI 18 months ago] And I gave her my pay stub for my school district in St. Croix Falls, where I teach. She said these didn’t count as proof of identification and that I needed either a certified birth certificate or a passport, neither of which I had. Then, I asked her if I could, at least, get a voter ID, since I’d like to vote in the next election. She said, “No.” I couldn’t get that either because I’d need either a certified birth certificate or a valid passport to get a voter I.D., as well.

Finally, I told her that I’d previously been a Wisconsin resident (from the mid ‘80’s – mid 90’s) and that I’d had a driver’s license at that time. Then, she said, “Oh, if you’ve already had a Wisconsin driver’s license, then you can get a new one and you don’t need the other proof.” So, she got on the computer…which, I still don’t understand because she said it was down, but she was able to find some information on the computer about me.…She was able to see my old license on the screen but for some reason she couldn’t see enough information for it to count. So, at that point I knew that there was no chance to get a license or voter I.D.

I was super, super frustrated at that point. And, um, and you know, I’d watched John struggle to get his, too, and also be denied. So, we left, and that was the end of the story for that day.

John: … fair enough, computers go down…but I went in there with a current Iowa driver’s license, social security card, proof of residency here – a bank statement, and a pay stub. They said, “No, that doesn’t count as proof of your identity.” They also said that I had no proof that I was aUnited States citizen, because all a social security card says is that at some point I was allowed to work here. So, you know, it is hard in that situation to not want to argue with the women that are working there. But at the same time you realize that they are just employees.

What is your plan now? Do you still plan on getting your licenses or IDs?

Rita: Well, I’m really lucky because I know that I will get my driver’s license before the next election. I have a computer, so I went on to find out how to get a certified birth certificate. I’m from California, so I have to fill out some online paperwork and pay $26 and wait for it to come. Then, the next time I go back it will have to be a day off work. So, that will be lost income, and then to spend the gas down and back the second time, with gas being close to $4 a gallon. Altogether, that is a ton of money. There are a couple of other DMV centers that are 30 minutes away, but they are only open 1-2 afternoons per month and only open during my working hours.

John: I was born in Arlington,Virginia and it’s going to take somewhere between $20 and $30 to order a certified birth certificate. But I’m one of the lucky ones. I can take the time off work. I can have some flex time, and I have a pretty good salary. I have a reliable car. I can do all of this, and I will. But what worries me is that this is a law that will cause many people not to vote. I value democracy, and I want my fellow citizens to vote.

[According to UW Milwaukee, School of Continuing Education, Employment & Training Institute: “Minorities and poor populations are the most likely to have drivers license problems. Less than half (47 percent) of Milwaukee County African American adults and 43 percent of Hispanic adults have a valid drivers license ...The situation for young adults ages 18-24 is even worse — with only 26 percent of African Americans and 34 percent of Hispanics in Milwaukee County with a valid license compared to 71 percent of young white adults in the Balance of State…. An estimated 23 percent of persons aged 65 and over do not have a Wisconsin drivers license or a photo ID. The population of elderly persons 65 and older without a driver’s license or a state photo ID totals 177,399 and of these 70 percent are women.”]

What has been your experience voting in other states?

Rita: I was living in Wisconsin for my first election, at 18, and I’ve voted in every election. I love adventure and travel, so I’ve lived in a lot of different states. I’ve voted in 5 different states and overseas. This is the first I’ve ever had any trouble. I’ve lived in rural Eskimo villages on the Bering Sea coast, and I’ve voted overseas in Thailand. No problem. Now, here I am in Wisconsin raising my kids in theMidwest, with values that are so close to my own, and this is the first time I’ve had any trouble trying to vote. I’ve never missed a single election, and I certainly didn’t want to miss the coming election (special election for the recall of Gov. Scott Walker).

It is sad to say, and I’m certainly not a conspiracy theorist, in general, but it does seem a bit suspicious to me that this Voter ID law came up now, when our state is very divided and there is a lot anger. Here we have this law that has the potential to disenfranchise an incredible number of voters. You look at the statistics and this will affect a huge number of African American and Latino voters. It seems politically motivated.

John: I’ve lived in Iowa, Illinois, Arizona, Japan, and Switzerland. Any other place I’ve been, any other state, any other country, it was fairly simple to vote with some documentation, and now, suddenly, I was stopped cold.

There seems to be a double standard. You have these legislators who claim that we need this law to protect valid democracy. And yet depriving someone by setting up conditions that make it difficult to vote, for someone who has a right to vote, means a vote has not been counted. And that is a blow at the democratic process just as much as permitting someone to vote who shouldn’t be allowed to. Yet, I don’t see the Republican legislators wringing their hands and panicking over the fact that 100 or 1000 people who should be voting are not going to vote. You know, where is their concern for the validity for the voting process then?

29 posted on 12/12/2011 6:27:00 AM PST by maggief
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To: Velvet_Jones

direct deposit?


30 posted on 12/12/2011 6:29:32 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

a pay stub from the St. Croix Falls school district, where [Rita] works as a librarian...

So, Rita the school librarian couldn't do the research needed to know what items she needed to take to the DMV in order to get a valid photo ID??

I smell Whopper & it isn't Burger King.

31 posted on 12/12/2011 6:29:44 AM PST by elli1
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To: missnry
Did the Pioneer Press pull the Facebook comments???
Yes they did. Maybe the "reporter" Andy Rathbun knows why.
arathbun@pioneerpress.com
651-228-2121
32 posted on 12/12/2011 6:30:46 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dirtboy
"driver’s licenses from Iowa"

http://hudson-wi.patch.com/articles/couple-runs-into-difficulties-getting-voter-id-at-hudson-dmv

Like many people, John Wolfe and Rita Platt of Osceola had the day off from work on Friday, Nov. 23. They decided to make the 45-minute trip to Hudson's Department of Motor Vehicles office to obtain their driver licenses or at least an ID card needed to vote in upcoming Wisconsin elections. They left with neither, according to blogger Heidi Herron.

A WI Voices blog post tells their story. Wolfe and Platt went to the DMV with the out-of-state driver licenses they have been using since moving to Wisconsin 18 months ago. The DMV clerk told them that a certified birth certificate or a passport was needed for identification purposes, and that a social security card or pay stub would not suffice. If that weren't frustrating enough, the DMV’s computer system was down at the time, which further complicated the visit.

Both Wolfe and Platt will have to pay fees to acquire certified copies of their birth certificates (Wolfe from Virginia; Platt from California). Then they will have to make another trip to the Hudson DMV to once again attempt to file their paperwork.

Read the full story

33 posted on 12/12/2011 6:31:11 AM PST by maggief
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To: WOBBLY BOB

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This is a no brainer, and number one sets the tone. Rita’s facebook interests. A quick perusal is all that is needed to see just what Rita is all about. Anti-American ditzy ding-a-ling, with way too much time on her hands. I just love social networking, NOT!


34 posted on 12/12/2011 6:34:01 AM PST by wita
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To: wita
especially for divorced women who change their names back

Really?

Women and minorities hit hardest?

35 posted on 12/12/2011 6:34:41 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: maggief
A WI Voices blog post tells their story. Wolfe and Platt went to the DMV with the out-of-state driver licenses they have been using since moving to Wisconsin 18 months ago. The DMV clerk told them that a certified birth certificate or a passport was needed for identification purposes, and that a social security card or pay stub would not suffice.

I have moved across state lines several times, and as long as I had a still-valid license from my old state, I had no problems getting a new license with only that as ID. Methinks BOTH had expired licenses, in which case their problem isn't just voting, but driving legally. Plus, every state requires you to get a new, valid license within a month or two of moving there, which these two clearly did not.

So the moral is, if they had simply followed the law for getting a new state driver's licenses after moving there, they would have no issue now having ID to vote. But somehow this new regulation is too onerous to follow, and their clearly contrived effort to make this seem difficult is just a setup for a lawsuit.

36 posted on 12/12/2011 6:38:35 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: elli1
So, Rita the school librarian ...
Interesting that in Post #29 she's quoted as saying:Being a librarian and teaching are two very different jobs.
37 posted on 12/12/2011 6:38:35 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
For what it is worth:

Photo ID Required to Vote

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Begining in 2012, a photo ID is required upon voting before a ballot is issued to voters.  The purpose of photo ID is to verify the identity of the voter.  For additional information regarding what constitutes an acceptable photo ID, please see the document “Wisconsin New Voter Photo ID Law.” 

Proof of Residence

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains your current name and address and is valid on Election Day (unless otherwise indicated): 

  1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver license.
  2. A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  4. Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  5. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  6. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
  7. A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo), ONLY if the bearer provides a fee receipt dated within the last nine months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.
  8. A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
  9. Bank statement.
  10. Paycheck.
  11. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

Updating Voter Registration Information

If you move your residence or change your name, you are required to update your voter registration information.  This is done by filling out form GAB-131 and sending it to your local municipal clerk's office. end snip

38 posted on 12/12/2011 6:40:46 AM PST by deport
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To: Velvet_Jones
She had brought ... a pay stub from the St. Croix Falls school district

So she works for a school district with little kids and the school district required no ID in order to apply for a job. What no back ground check? Good job school district, guess you use the small HR rules that Penn State uses..........

39 posted on 12/12/2011 6:40:48 AM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: maggief
John: I’ve lived in Iowa, Illinois, Arizona, Japan, and Switzerland. Any other place I’ve been, any other state, any other country, it was fairly simple to vote with some documentation ...
Really? Other countries allow non-citizens to vote?
40 posted on 12/12/2011 6:48:04 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dirtboy
AND they had to drive a whole 45 minutes! Forty Five! I mean while they were gone they missed their children grow up. They missed the funerals of their parents. All the paint fell off their house. On a good note, their car went up in value as it became an antique while they were gone.

Give me a break! Send these people some cheese.

41 posted on 12/12/2011 6:54:11 AM PST by faucetman
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To: dirtboy
In Illinois, you have to have the following to get a new driver's licence:
A. Some legal document that shows your written signature.
B. Some legal document that shows date of birth (current IL state ID or driver's license, a U.S. passport, a birth certificate, USCIS forms, etc)
C. Social Security number.
D. Proof of residency (2 documents required, such as homeowner's insurance policy, a utilities bill in your name, medical claim or statement of benefits, credit report, deed, title, etc).
One document can satisfy more than one category. Anything you use, though, has to be current, not expired. There are very few people who cannot manage to get a state ID. There is almost always a way if they actually live here and aren't in the U.S. illegally.
42 posted on 12/12/2011 6:54:17 AM PST by aruanan
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So I take it the Dems are also demanding that people who travel abroad don’t have to have their picture taken to get a valid passport. Who’s kidding whom? The Dems know that correcting these problems will be mostly simple matters. They make it seem like the few people who have no picture IDs will NEVER!!! be able to get one. What a bunch of hooey. The simple truth is the Dems are fighting this tooth and nail because they know they’re the party which benefits from voter fraud.


43 posted on 12/12/2011 6:56:02 AM PST by driftless2
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Call the state you were born in and pay for a certified copy and BAM you have the required ID. Gees. How hard is that?


44 posted on 12/12/2011 6:57:20 AM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: driftless2
The simple truth is the Dems are fighting this tooth and nail because they know they’re the party which benefits from voter fraud.

I was handing out campaign literature outside a NE Philly poll last November when a couple of union guys (I could tell from their jackets) leaving the poll walked past me, and I heard one ask the other where they were going next.

This tale of utterly contrived hardship has only one purpose - to keep the vote fraud gates open.

45 posted on 12/12/2011 7:05:20 AM PST by dirtboy
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The most revealing thing is that they have been there EIGHTEEN months! If voting was SOOOOOOOO important to them, they would have done something about it before now. When we moved, it was one of the first things we did. Also, as has been pointed out many times, they didn't even get valid drivers licenses, and were driving around on EXPIRED out of state documents. These people have no respect for “law” in general.
46 posted on 12/12/2011 7:09:55 AM PST by faucetman
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Hell, here in AZ at the local post office, to get a PO box one has to show ID + receipts in our name for either, elect, gas, water bill, etc as proof of residency. We have lived here in same town and used same post office for over 20 years. yet have to go through same thing every couple of years. Maybe we should sue USPS for making it unduly hard for us to get mail service.
47 posted on 12/12/2011 7:15:06 AM PST by Sea Parrot (%When the winds of change blow hard enough, the most trivial of things can become deadly projectiles)
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To: MarkL

I just did the same here in California. Sent in the form with a check for $17 to the county registrar’s office and less than two weeks got a copy of my son’s birth certificate.


48 posted on 12/12/2011 7:15:55 AM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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But Platt and her boyfriend don't have forms of identification accepted at the polls, so they recently drove about 45 minutes to a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hudson to each get an ID.

Uh, how'd they drive there without ID?

Make this a modern poll test, as unbiased as they come: if you can't manage to get yourself an ID, you don't need to vote.

49 posted on 12/12/2011 7:18:48 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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I have certified copies of birth certificates for my father, who has been deceased nearly 20 years, and mother who is 89 years old. Dad was born at home with a midwife. Mom was one of the first hospital deliveries in her community.

That's just to illustrate how relatively recent hospital deliveries really are. Mom needed a Pennsylvania ID card to get reduced rates on a senior taxi so she wouldn't be 100% dependent on me for transportation. We found out what documents she needed to get the state issued ID card before I drove her in there.

It isn't rocket science. If I can do it for my 89 year old mother, a 42 year old school librarian and her boyfriend should be able to figure it out.

50 posted on 12/12/2011 7:23:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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