First 'soft implementation' of Voter ID law

First 'soft implementation' of Voter ID law

By The WTMJ News Team. CREATED Jul 12, 2011

WHITEFISH BAY - A new aspect to Tuesday's recall primary election is that it's the first under the new Voter ID law.

All voters will be asked to show identification, though it is not required.

The law doesn't take effect until 2012, but polling places are trying to get voters used to the change.

Workers are launching what is called a "soft implementation," where they will ask for photo ID, but it is not required.

However, voters will be required to sign a poll book in order to vote, and anyone registering to vote will have to have lived at their current address.

People previously had to have 10 days residency at their home.