Voter ID Category Archive


  • Group Files Federal Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Student Voter ID Laws

    A state-based advocacy group filed a similar federal lawsuit challenging requirements for student IDs earlier this year.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/20/2019
  • Three Year Anniversary of Victory for Voter Rights in Wisconsin

    In the three years since Judge Peterson’s ruling, Wisconsin voters have shown that they will vote when given the opportunity to vote.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 07/29/2019
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Upholds Lame-duck Laws

    A judge in January ruled against Republicans in a challenge from One Wisconsin Institute.

    Capital Times, 06/21/2019
  • Wisconsin’s Lame-Duck Lawsuits: Where Are They Now?

    The original case the lame-duck grievance was filed under is still awaiting a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 06/18/2019
  • Federal Lawsuit Challenges Wisconsin Student Voter ID Law

    In 2016, a federal court in Wisconsin struck down the requirement that college or university IDs be unexpired.

    Associated Press, 04/23/2019
  • Wisconsin Elections Board Sued Over Student ID Limits

    The ruling echoed Judge Peterson’s previous 2016 injunction he handed down after One Wisconsin Institute sued ... over voting laws.

    Courthouse News Service, 04/23/2019
  • Evers Moves to Withdraw State From ACA Lawsuit After Judge Blocks Lame-duck Laws, Reviews Other Options

    A federal judge ruled in January in favor of One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin in a challenge...

    Capital Times, 03/21/2019
  • Tony Evers Orders Plan to Help Voters Obtain IDs From DMV Offices

    “The real fraud in our elections is when politicians manipulate the rules to give themselves an unfair advantage.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/05/2019
  • One Wisconsin Institute Statements on Gov. Tony Evers’ Executive Order Increasing Access to State ID

    We applaud Gov. Tony Evers’ leadership, taking Wisconsin in a new direction to help make voting easier and more convenient.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 03/04/2019
  • DMVs Could See Potential for Growth Via New Executive Order

    “Legal voters ... ought not be denied the right to have their voices heard in our elections because of bureaucratic roadblocks.”

    Daily Cardinal, 03/04/2019
  • Tony Evers Orders DOT to Develop Plan to Make Voter ID Documents More Accessible

    In a challenge brought by One Wisconsin Institute ... Judge James Peterson in 2016 found ... voting changes unconstitutional.

    Capital Times, 03/04/2019
  • GOP ‘Playing With Fire’ Using Lame Duck to Rig Elections

    We and our legal counsel will be vigilant in monitoring what the Republicans attempt to do with state laws on voting in this lame duck session.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/28/2018
  • Voter Fraud — What Voter Fraud? Studies Contradict Photo ID Rationale

    One Wisconsin Institute filed open-records requests for all complaints of voter fraud from “every single legislator” who claimed to have received them.

    WisconsinWatch, 09/30/2018
  • Voter ID Linked to Lower Turnout in Wisconsin, Other States; Students, People of Color, Elderly Most Affected

    One lawsuit, brought by One Wisconsin Institute, seeks to strike down the law.

    WisconsinWatch, 09/30/2018
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Forms of Acceptable Photo ID for Voting Purposes Q: Can I use any identification card with my photo on it to vote? A: No. There is specific list of acceptable forms of...

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/27/2018
  • Go Vote!

    Once you confirm you already possess or have obtained the proper photo ID, you are almost ready to vote. Make sure you are registered to vote. If you aren’t, find out how...

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/27/2018
  • How To Get It

    Don’t have a valid form of photo ID listed above? That’s okay – you can get a free ID at the DMV! Go to a Department of Motor Vehicles office near you...

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/27/2018
  • What You Need

    In order to vote in Wisconsin, you will need to bring ONE (1) of the following documents to your polling place: Any of the following photo IDs, which can be current or...

    One Wisconsin Institute, 09/27/2018
  • Wisconsin AG Race Ready to Heat Up, but Will Anyone Watch?

    He served as one of Hillary Clinton’s attorneys ... and is representing liberal group One Wisconsin Institute in a lawsuit challenging the state’s voter ID law.

    Associated Press, 08/19/2018
  • State Moves to Avert Federal Lawsuit on Voting Hitch for Some Overseas Voters

    A federal judge already flagged the issue as part of a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute that overturned restrictions on in-person absentee voting.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/25/2018
  • Kaul Makes Case for Attorney General

    Kaul is now the lead attorney challenging the voter ID law and other election laws in a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute.

    Rice Lake Chronotype, 05/09/2018
  • Josh Kaul Calls on Brad Schimel to Challenge FCC Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

    Kaul represents One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund in their lawsuit against Wisconsin’s Voter ID law.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/03/2018
  • Kaul Calls Schimel’s Voter ID Remarks ‘Incredible Admission’

    Kaul is representing liberal group One Wisconsin Institute in a lawsuit challenging the law.

    Associated Press, 05/02/2018
  • Josh Kaul Criticizes Attorney General Brad Schimel Over Voter ID Comments and Handling of Rape Kits

    Kaul is the lead attorney challenging the voter ID law and other election laws in a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/02/2018
  • Kaul Calls Schimel’s Voter ID Remarks ‘Incredible Admission’

    Kaul is representing liberal group One Wisconsin Institute in a lawsuit challenging the law.

    Associated Press, 05/02/2018
  • Josh Kaul Criticizes Attorney General Brad Schimel Over Voter ID Comments and Handling of Rape Kits

    Kaul is the lead attorney challenging the voter ID law and other election laws in a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Education Fund.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/02/2018
  • Brad Schimel Claims Voter Fraud in Waukesha County

    Brad Schimel stirred controversy claiming the state voter ID law helped pave the way for Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to win election in Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/30/2018
  • Attorney General Brad Schimel Suggests Donald Trump Won Wisconsin Because of the State’s Voter ID Law

    One Wisconsin's Scot Ross called Schimel's comments a "shocking admission."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/13/2018
  • Wisconsin AG Suggests Voter ID Helped Trump Win the State

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, said Schimel's remarks to McKenna were an admission that the law is rigged to help Republicans win elections.

    Associated Press, 04/13/2018
  • ICYMI: Wisconsin Election Commission Head Recent Statements on Voter ID Law

    The head of the Wisconsin Election Commission agreed that the state’s strict voter ID law targeted specific communities.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/19/2017
  • Thousands Of Wisconsinites Denied Voting Rights In 2016

    A new study surveyed registered non-voters in last year’s general election and found thousands of people were denied their basic right to vote.

    Pacifica Radio, 09/29/2017
  • New Study Finds Gov. Scott Walker, Republican Voter ID Law Kept Legal Voters From Casting Ballots in November 2016 Election

    Thousands of legal voters in Wisconsin were prevented from casting a ballot in the November 2016 election because of the state’s strict voter ID law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/25/2017
  • Federal Court Hears Oral Arguments in Appeals on One Wisconsin Institute, Et. Al. V. Thomsen, Et. Al.

    A three judge panel today heard oral arguments in appeals of the federal voting rights case One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 02/24/2017
  • Voter Suppression Works Too Well

    Frank v. Walker as well as One Wisconsin Institute, Inc., et al. v. Mark Thomsen, et al., both cases that contest Wisconsin’s photo-ID laws.

    American Prospect, 01/11/2017
  • The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: Gov. Scott Walker Promotes Election Falsehoods

    Scott Walker is defending his rigging of rules on voting to give himself and Republicans an unfair partisan advantage by making false assertions about voter ID.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2016
  • Why Does Scott Walker Get a Pass on Election Lie?

    Allowing Scott Walker to spread misinformation about the impact of the voter ID law undermines the integrity of our elections.

    Scot Ross, 11/30/2016
  • Statements of One Wisconsin Institute Regarding Potential Wisconsin Recount

    Regardless of what Donald Trump tweets, we proved in court the real fraud is GOP politicians rigging the system by changing the rules for their partisan gain.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 11/28/2016
  • At Least 399 Votes Not Counted Because Voter Didn’t Provide Valid ID

    Jenni Dye said the number of voters who had to cast provisional ballots because they lacked an ID is “really just the tip of the iceberg”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/23/2016
  • Wisconsin’s “Epidemic” of Voter Suppression

    Scot Ross of the liberal One Wisconsin Institute, says restrictive voting laws could have turned the state red for the first time in 32 years of presidential elections.

    Isthmus, 11/17/2016
  • Did Voter ID Hand Wisconsin to Trump?

    Analiese Eicher, program and development director for One Wisconsin Institute, said the voter ID law had an impact on voter turnout.

    Shepherd Express, 11/15/2016
  • Milwaukee Elections Head Says Voter ID Law Hurt City’s Turnout

    In ruling on a lawsuit brought by One Wisconsin Institute a judge found the state’s process for providing IDs to people who don’t have birth certificates violates voting rights.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/11/2016
  • Why Did Wisconsin See Its Lowest Presidential Election Voter Turnout in 20 Years?

    One Wisconsin Institute was a plaintiff in the case that overturned the state’s early voting restrictions.

    Capital Times, 11/11/2016
  • 2016 Election Lawsuit Tracker: The New Election Laws and the Suits Challenging Them

    “This evidence makes clear that the State does not have a functioning safety net for its strict voter ID law,” the plaintiff, One Wisconsin Institute wrote.

    ProPublica, 10/28/2016
  • Wisconsin Solicitor General Says State’s Voter ID Law Is ‘quite Permissive,’ Should Be Model for U.S.

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Institute had asked the judge to either suspend the voter ID law or put in place remedial measures.

    Capital Times, 10/28/2016
  • Groups Challenging Voter ID Law Contesting State Plan

    "Even after being called out in federal court for its behavior, Gov. (Scott) Walker's administration continues to fail legal Wisconsin voters."

    Associated Press, 10/25/2016
  • BREAKING: The Nation Report Reveals Green Bay City Clerk Opposed an Early Voting Site at UW-Green Bay Because ‘Students Lean More Toward the Democrats’

    The Nation reveals the Green Bay City Clerk opposed having a satellite voting location on campus based on her belief ‘students lean more toward the democrats’

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/25/2016
  • Federal Judge Approves Expanded Voter ID Education Efforts

    "The question today is not can Gov. Walker's administration take more steps to try to prevent legal voters from being disenfranchised, but why won't it?"

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 10/24/2016
  • Scot Ross: One Wisconsin Now Looking Out for Voters

    Scot Ross: One Wisconsin Now Looking Out for Voters

    Sly's Office, 10/20/2016