Local clerks ready for long lines, voter ID law

Posted at 3:56 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 08:51:54-04
With a high voter turnout expected and the new voter ID law coming into play, Wisconsin voters should come prepared to the polls on Tuesday.
"It's going to be a new process for a lot of new voters as far as bringing their ID or registering," said Brown County Clerk Sandy Juno. "We just ask that if the lines are long, be patient."
In Brown County, they originally printed 90,000 ballots, but printed 27,000 additional over the weekend and are continuing to print more.
"Come election day that should help, but I feel that we'll probably be buried," said Coty Kroenig, who is printing the ballots.
Buried, meaning there will be even more voters than planned. That could cause long lines when combined with the new voter ID law.
Voters need a valid photo ID in order to receive a ballot, which includes a Wisconsin drivers license, state issued, military or tribal ID, or a U.S. passport.
You can also vote with a Wisconsin accredited university, college or technical college student ID as long as it has your picture, signature, and issue date on the card. You must also bring a separate document that proves enrollment.
Clerks also remind voters that if you need to register at the polls, you must bring a proof of residence document such as a utility bill or bank statement.
If you do forget your ID, you can cast a provisional ballot. If voters do so, they have three days to present their photo ID in order for their vote to count.