City sending out absentee ballots and Voter ID letters Thursday
MILWAUKEE- On Thursday, the city of Milwaukee will send out absentee ballots to those who requested them, along with letters alerting people that they need to provide a copy of an ID.
Milwaukee has around 8,000 absentee voters, but most of them do not need to provide an ID.
According to the city's election commission, 800 to 900 absentee voters are known as \"regular absentee voters,\" meaning that they do need to provide an ID.
The state Government Accountability Board said Tuesday that several thousand absentee ballots have already gone out statewide without the notification letter.
None of those were in Milwaukee.
If you do need to provide an ID, you can mail it, fax it, e-mail, or give it to the election commission in person.
Here is a link to the rules of Absentee Voting in Wisconsin under the new law.
The city of Milwaukee estimates that the new Voter ID law will cost an extra $10,000 to $15,000.
Most of the money will go to re-training poll workers on the new law and adding an extra 200 to 300 poll workers.
If you would like to be a poll worker in Milwaukee, information is HERE.