Voters will be required to show ID for the 2012 spring election, which includes the presidential primary. According to One Wisconsin Now upwards of 178,000 Wisconsin seniors do not currently have the appropriate ID that would allow them to vote under the new GOP law.
In an analysis of potential voter disenfranchisement comparing the number of valid driver’s licenses and registered voters Eric Compas, Assistant Professor in the Geography and Geology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, concludes:
“Several counties (Dane, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Door Counties) have more voters than drivers, meaning that currently registered voters within these counties will have to obtain new IDs to vote. The total voters without drivers licenses within these counties, 20,162 voters, is well within the margin of recent elections. The largest numbers are from Dane and Milwaukee Counties which have traditionally voted heavily for the Democrats.”http://www.defendwisconsin.org/2011/05/ ... wisconsin/