State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
The Government Accountability Board met Wednesday and made several critical rulings relating to election administration in Wisconsin.
With its first vote of the day, the Board unanimously passed a motion allowing technical college IDs to qualify as an acceptable form of identification under the new voter ID law. Each tech school’s ID will still have to meet the same standard that applies to other colleges and universities.
The Board also discussed possible issues relating to the use of new and old district maps in potential recall elections; however, it failed to take any decisive action.
Further, board members split 4-2 on the topic of the use of stickers on some voter IDs. The majority denied reconsideration if its earlier ruling allowing for colleges and universities to conform to voter ID requirements by adding stickers to current student ID cards. Under the GAB policy, stickers could provide proof of the date of issuance, expiration date, and the signature of the ID holder.
Finally, the Board also ruled that electors’ addresses may not be pre-filled on a large scale from pre-existing lists of voters. However, the ruling allows for individual circulators to pre-fill nomination pages with addresses of electors.
The Legislature’s Joint Committee for the Review of Administrative Rules is scheduled to meet next Tuesday, November 15, to discuss a response to yesterday’s rulings.