2011 Wisconsin Act 23

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Act 23 of the 2011 Wisconsin State Legislature established a requirement for nearly all voters to present approved photo identification to cast a ballot. In March 2012, Wisconsin Circuit Court judge Richard Niess permanently enjoined Wisconsin from enforcing Act 23 because it violates the Wisconsin constitution.[1]

Approved forms of identification[edit]

Section 1 of Act 23 specifies that only the following forms of photo identification are acceptable:[2]

  • A Wisconsin driver's license
  • An nondriver identification card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Photo identification issued by the United States military
  • A United States passport
  • A United States naturalization certificate, issued not more than two years prior to the election
  • An unexpired receipt for a Wisconsin driver's license or nondriver identification card
  • A tribal identification card issued by a recognized Wisconsin Native American tribe
  • An unexpired identification card issued by an accredited Wisconsin college or university with a date of issuance, a date of expiration not later than two years after the date of issuance, the voter's signature, and further provided that the student also present proof of enrollment in said college or university


  1. ^ Terkel, Amanda (2012-03-12). "Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional". Huffington Post. AOL. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
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