Judge, attorneys start work on voting credential outreach

Oct 14, 2016

MADISON, WI (AP)--   A federal judge, state attorneys and lawyers for a liberal advocacy group are starting to hammer out how to improve the state's system for getting voting credentials in the hands of people who lack photo identification. 

State law requires voters to show photo ID at the polls. People who lack supporting documents can apply for alternative credentials at Division of Motor Vehicle offices.

Anyone who applies is supposed to get the credentials in the mail within days.

But media reports show DMV workers have received little training on the credentials and have been giving applicants inaccurate information.

U.S. District Judge James Peterson, state Justice Department attorneys and One Wisconsin Institute began meeting Thursday to hammer out how to get more information out about the process.