WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. -

A former Miss Wisconsin is using her passion for voting to help hundreds of citizens navigate the voter identification laws across the country.

Daily Tribune Media reports that Wisconsin Rapids native Molly McGrath began promoting voting in her home state more than 10 years ago. Now, she's the national campaign coordinator at nonpartisan, nonprofit organization VoteRiders, which focuses on helping voters understand the voter ID laws.

The organization's efforts persuaded a federal judge to order an investigation to learn whether Wisconsin's Division of Motor Vehicles is abiding by the law when it comes to giving voters the IDs necessary to vote.

McGrath won Miss Madison in 2004 and went on to be Miss Wisconsin. Under the title, she promoted voting in 150 schools across the state.