Date of enactment: November 22, 2019
2019 Assembly Bill 168   Date of publication*: November 23, 2019
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to amend 6.79 (2) (a); and to create 6.79 (8) of the statutes; relating to: the requirement for stating name and address prior to voting.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
48,1 Section 1 . 6.79 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
6.79 (2) (a) Unless information on the poll list is entered electronically, the municipal clerk shall supply the inspectors with 2 copies of the most current official registration list or lists prepared under s. 6.36 (2) (a) for use as poll lists at the polling place. Except as provided in subs. (6) and, (7), and (8), each eligible elector, before receiving a serial number, shall state his or her full name and address and present to the officials proof of identification. The officials shall verify that the name on the proof of identification presented by the elector conforms to the name on the poll list or separate list and shall verify that any photograph appearing on that document reasonably resembles the elector. The officials shall then require the elector to enter his or her signature on the poll list, supplemental list, or separate list maintained under par. (c) unless the elector is exempt from the signature requirement under s. 6.36 (2) (a). The officials shall verify that the name and address stated by the elector conform to the elector's name and address on the poll list.
48,2 Section 2 . 6.79 (8) of the statutes is created to read:
6.79 (8) Voter unable to state name and address. An elector is not required to state his or her name and address under sub. (2) (a) if the elector is unable to do so, but an election official, or another person selected by the elector, shall state the elector's name and address after the election official verifies the elector's proof of identification under sub. (2) (a).