Newsmakers: Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy on Voter ID Law
As early as July 12th, in elections in 11 regions of Wisconsin, voters will be asked to show a photo ID, although they will still get a ballot if they do not have that form of ID. They will also have to prove they have lived at that address for 28 consecutive days and must sign a Poll Book. Next year, the photo ID requirement will be mandatory and only specific forms of ID will be accepted. In a Newsmakers interview on June 22, 2011, Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy explained the details of Wisconsin’s new photo ID law, which he said will be the biggest change in Wisconsin elections laws since the mid-1970s.