Wisconsin election official testifies in voter-ID case
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The top official with Wisconsin’s elections board says his main concern about the 2011 photo voter-ID law was training the state’s uncommonly large number of elections workers. Kevin Kennedy testified Thursday in a federal hearing over the stalled voter-ID law. He says there were about 1,850 election workers in Wisconsin at the time, or one-sixth the number for the entire nation. He says it’s “never an easy process” to keep workers up to speed on new voting laws, particularly when the rules are fairly complicated. Kennedy heads the state’s Government Accountability Board. The board is tasked with enforcing the voter-ID law, which requires that voters show photo ID at the polls. The voter-ID law passed in 2011 but has been put on hold pending a number of legal challenges.
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