On Thursday, Oct. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court took action that temporarily prevents enforcement of the section of Wisconsin’s voter ID law that requires individuals to produce a photo ID at polling locations in order to vote.
After the ruling, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said his agency will be “exploring alternatives to address the court’s concern and have voter ID on Election Day,” meaning it is still possible an ID will be required.
Additional information regarding the impact of this decision and any future court action will be posted as soon as it becomes available. As there is no way to predict when the U.S. Supreme Court will act, Marquette will continue to issue Marquette Voter ID Cards, upon request, through the Nov. 4 election.
Marquette serves as an election site for three wards in the City of Milwaukee. The Office of Public Affairs is coordinating Marquette student, faculty and staff volunteers to assist students and visitors voting on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The City of Milwaukee Elections Commission will be providing free training for all volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in AMU Monaghan Ballroom C. To sign up for training and volunteer shifts, contact Mary Czech-Mrochinski, director of governmental and community affairs.