Important changes to the voting process in Wisconsin

Wisconsin voters will have to make sure they have proper identification to vote starting in February. In June, some important changes became law with the new Voter Photo ID bill. The Hudson Star-Oberserver has more on the new rules for voting in person as well as by absentee.
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Wisconsin voters will have to make sure they have proper identification to vote starting in February. In June, some important changes became law with the new Voter Photo ID bill. The Hudson Star-Oberserver has more on the new rules for voting in person as well as by absentee.

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