|Restrictive Photo ID proposal would disfranchise eligible voters in Wisconsin|
The state legislature is considering placing some of the most restrictive photo ID requirements in the country on eligible Wisconsin voters. Please join the ACLU of Wisconsin in opposing this effort to limit voting rights in our state.
Call your state legislators today and ask them to oppose photo ID and vote NO on AB-7 and SB-6.
We oppose this restrictive measure because:
- It would disfranchise eligible voters: The elderly, people with disabilities, college students and minorities are least likely to have one of the few photo IDs this bill would require. Even if the bill is amended to include things like student IDs, the law would still in effect suppress voting rights.
- It is a costly solution in search of a problem: Most problems at the polls are the result of human error and ID requirements would only add more bureaucracy and cost to our voting system.
- It will roll back Wisconsin's free and fair ballot access: Wisconsin has one of the highest voter turnout rates in the country. People participate in our democracy because we have few barriers to the ballot box. Changing the rules for eligible voters will decrease voter turnout.
Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote. We need to protect our tradition of free and fair access to the ballot.
Tell your state legislators to oppose photo ID requirements at the polls and vote NO on AB-7 and SB-6. Votes can be expected as early as the week of May 8.
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Sincerely, ACLU of Wisconsin
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
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