Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wisconsin Chase Ave. DMV Licensing Agency Posted Free ID Signs For Voting Purposes

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The Chase Ave. DMV Service Center became to first to ignore state directive not to voluntarily notify people about free ID's for voting purposes.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 28, 2012

Milwaukee - A Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) station in Milwaukee's south side has posted signs in both English and Spanish advicing people that free ID's for the purpose of voting are available. The first DMV station to ignore Governor Scott Walker (R) and the DMV administration's decision not to voluntarily let people know about the free voter ID's was at the 2701 S. Chase Ave. agency located in the UMOS Center.
The Chase Ave. DMV agency began to ignore the directive about several months ago and the staff posted the signs up to notify people seeking ID's to vote, that they were free and could be used for the Primary February 21 election.
The GOP controlled legislature allocated over $6 million to pay for the ID's, especially for people needing them and couldn't afford them. It is not known how many other statewide DMV agencies followed the Chase Ave. DMV to notify people by posting up signs.
A new Voter ID law went into effect this year.

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