Photo I.D. could be an option, on election day. Voters would have the option of asking their local clerk to ask them to show their identification at the polling place. The idea from Waukesha Republican, Rep. Bill Kramer , who said his local municipal and county clerks are okay with his proposal. "That may be different in other parts of the state, but this is a minimal requirement on a minimal amount of people," said Kramer.
At a committee hearing Thursday, Kramer was asked whether photo I.D. is really needed, since reports of voter fraud in Wisconsin have not turned up anything substantial. "I've never been hit by a car, either," said Kramer, "but I look both ways before I cross the street." But Andrea Kaminsky with the League of Women Voters said the absence of fraud is a compelling reason to oppose the bill . Kaminsky said all voters should be treated equally, and poll workers already have enough to do without being asked to check I.D.