A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could reopen the debate over requiring Wisconsin voters to show a photo ID at the polls.
The Court ruled this week that an Indiana law requiring voter photo ID is Constitutional. State Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) says that should be enough for lawmakers to support the requirement here in Wisconsin, something he claims 80-percent of voters in the state already want.
A state Constitutional amendment is currently awaiting final approval in the Senate, before it can have a statewide referendum vote.
Stone disagrees with opponents who say it would discourage low-income and elderly voters who can't access a photo ID. He says the majority of voters already have a driver license and the amendment would make them available for those who can't afford one.
Stone says there's still time to get the issue out to voters this fall. He says the Senate should call an extraordinary session to take up the measure. Stone says there are “no excuses left” for delaying action.