Dane County Board proposes resolution to suspend Wisconsin voter ID law

The Dane County Board will vote on a resolution Thursday to call on Gov. Scott Walker to suspend Wisconsin’s voter ID law, according to a news release.

According to the release, the resolution asks Walker to suspend the law until Wisconsin can ensure equal access to the polls across the state. Wisconsin’s voter ID law has been on the books since 2011, and is considered to be one of the strictest in the nation.

One of the main driving forces behind the proposed resolution is widespread confusion over what ID a citizen has to present to be allowed to vote. A survey found turnout may have been suppressed in Dane and Milwaukee counties by up to 2.2 percent.

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