The Government Accountability Board wants county clerks statewide to verify voter registration information dating back to January of 2006.
The order marks a move from the Board's position just before the November 4th election, when it fought a lawsuit from the Department of Justice. The Attorney General argued the checks were needed to keep Wisconsin compliant with the Help America Vote Act, but the GAB said it would be impossible to do them before the election. They only ordered clerks to check information dating back to August of this year.
The lawsuit was thrown out of court, but the Department of Justice has filed a notice saying it will appeal the decision . Officials with the DOJ say they'll continue the appeal until the checks are actually completed and Wisconsin is compliant with HAVA.