Government Accountability Board to clear up voter ID confusion

MILWAUKEE -- The Government Accountability Board plans to clear up confusion today and explain how its working to fairly implement the reinstated voter ID law ahead of the November election at a 2 p.m. news conference in Madison.

County clerks across the state are scrambling to implement the law, which requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls, ahead of the November 4th election. 

A federal appeals court reinstated the law September 12, causing confusion for election workers and voters. The controversial law also applies to absentee ballots, and thousands of absentee ballots have already gone out without an explanation to voters that a photo ID must be returned with them. No more absentee ballots will be sent out until more direction is given.  

CBS 58's Matt Doyle has more on the news conference, and what the Wisconsin DOT is doing to help voters obtain an ID to cast a ballot. 



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