Voting Rights Activists Worry Voter ID Law Will Trip Up Inexperienced Poll-Goers
by Chuck Quirmbach
Organizers in Milwaukee’s African-American community have been trying to spread the word about the need for a state-approved photo ID at polling places Tuesday.
One outreach event took place Saturday night, at the Onyx Social Club. A DJ and dancing were part of the effort organized by the group Our Power, Our Future.
Spokesperson Bria Grant said one aim was to help a more diverse group learn about the voter ID requirement.
“The goal is making sure this specific population — younger voters, newer voters, uninformed voters — are aware as to what that is, and what it looks like,’ she said.
Grant said meeting people in a social setting may sometimes work better than trying to reach them at home. The group is planning more events ahead of elections later this year.
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