ACLU Comment on Wisconsin Voter Ballot Access Decision
A federal district court today rejected a request to increase access to the ballot for Wisconsin voters.
MILWAUKEE – A federal district court today rejected a request to increase access to the ballot for Wisconsin voters. The American Civil Liberties Union sought to expand the list of acceptable identification to include IDs for veterans and students attending technical colleges, as well as out-of-state driver’s licenses.
Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, said:
“Wisconsinites face barriers to the polls due to the limited forms of ID mandated under the state’s restrictive voter ID law. It’s unconscionable that even veterans, who have so valiantly served our country, can’t use their government-issued IDs under this law. People should have a broader range of common-sense options. We are looking at our next steps as we continue efforts to dismantle these obstacles to voting.”
The ACLU, the ACLU of Wisconsin, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, and Dechert LLP are co-counsel in this case, Frank v. Walker, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
The ruling is at: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/frank-v-walker-decision-and-order
This statement is at: https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-comment-decision-over-ballot-access-wisconsin-voters
More information is at: https://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/frank-v-walker-fighting-voter-suppression-wisconsin
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