Wis. Board OKs E-docs for Voter Registration

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012 --- 12:24 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State election officials have decided to let people register to vote with electronic documents.

Under Wisconsin law, votes must provide a document showing proof of residency when they register. The liberal-leaning Institute for One Wisconsin and Wisconsin Election Protection, a group affiliated with the American Civil Liberties Union and AFL-CIO, asked the state Government Accountability Board to allow voters to present electronic documents on a laptop or smartphone.

The board's staff recommended holding off on a decision as the presidential election looms, but noted state law provides that an electronic record is equivalent to a written document.

The board voted 6-0 to approve the request.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
NBC15 615 Forward Drive Madison, Wisconsin 53711 Business: 608-274-1515 Newsroom: 608-274-1500
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 167708165 - nbc15.com/a?a=167708165
Gray Television, Inc.