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Mitt Romney's Campaign Incorrectly Tells Wisconsin Election Observers that Voter IDs "Must Include Photo"

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training their election observers that photo IDs are required to vote in Wisconsin.

However, courts have struck down the photo ID requirement, reports, which obtained 'Volunteer Observer Training' documents created by the Romney campaign.

Page 16 of the training manual says that the “ONLY acceptable forms of proof of residency include an employer identification card bearing a photo of the cardholder” and a student ID that “must include a photo.”

However, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website states that a photo ID is “not required” to register to vote:

Two separate judges, on March 6 and March 12, 2012, have issued injunctions preventing the Government Accountability Board from enforcing photo ID requirements in 2011 Act 23. The Wisconsin Department of Justice has appealed those injunctions. Until they are resolved, no photo ID is required to receive a ballot.

The Romney campaign has not yet responded to reports.


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