I spent my career caring for frail elderly individuals. Before that, I often changed address pursuing my education or to take a new job. Frail elderly individuals must often leave their homes because of failing health to live with relatives or move to elderly apartments, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. I am confused about what voters must do to comply with the new Wisconsin election laws if they change address.
I request that Rep. Kevin Petersen and Sen. Luther Olsen collaborate on an information piece for our newspaper to remind voters what they must do if they change their address in the 28 days prior to an election. In addition, what are the specific documents voters must obtain including proof of identification with a photograph and proof of residence? I assume that Petersen and Olsen supported the new legislation. Those who change address may need to be proactive to retain their ability to vote and to avoid disappointment at the polls.
Editor’s Note: The County Post ran an article on Wisconsin’s new voter ID law on Aug. 4. That article can be accessed at www.waupacanow.com/communitynews/126705003.html