Wisconsin voters will be able to register online, under terms of a bill passed by the state Senate Tuesday night. The bill also ends the practice of allowing clerks to deputize people to run group registration drives. The Senate voted 19-to-13 to send the Republican-authored package of election law changes to the Assembly.
Opponents said elimination of the special registration deputies would limit voter access. But Senator Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald pointed out that groups can still hold drives where leaders can teach people to use electronic devices to register online.
The bill also allows federal veterans’ I-Ds for voting, and requires absentee ballots to be returned by the time the polls close on election nights.