2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
September 29, 2023 - Introduced by Senators Wanggaard, Ballweg, Bradley,
Marklein, Nass, Testin and Tomczyk, cosponsored by Representatives
Snyder, Gustafson, Armstrong, August, Binsfeld, Born, Dittrich,
Donovan, Duchow, Edming, Goeben, Green, S. Johnson, Kitchens, Krug,
Magnafici, Maxey, Michalski, Moses, Nedweski, Neylon, O'Connor,
Penterman, Rozar, Schutt, Spiros, Swearingen, Tusler, Allen, Rettinger
and Brandtjen. Referred to Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and
Consumer Protection.
SJR73,1,2 1To create section 1m of article III of the constitution; relating to: requiring
2photographic identification to vote in any election (first consideration).
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This constitutional amendment, proposed to the 2023 legislature on first
consideration, provides that a qualified elector may not vote in any election unless
the elector presents photographic identification issued by this state, by the federal
government, by a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state,
or by a college or university in this state, that verifies the elector's identity.
Acceptable forms of photographic identification must be specified by law. The
amendment authorizes the legislature to pass laws establishing exceptions to the
photographic identification requirement. Additionally, if an elector is unable to
present valid photographic identification before voting on election day, the elector
must be given the opportunity to cast a provisional ballot and present valid
photographic identification at a later time and place, as provided by law.
A constitutional amendment requires adoption by two successive legislatures,
and ratification by the people, before it can become effective.
SJR73,1,3 3Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That:
SJR73,1 4Section 1. Section 1m of article III of the constitution is created to read:
SJR73,2,55 [Article III] Section 1m (1) No qualified elector may cast a ballot in any election
6unless the elector presents valid photographic identification that verifies the

1elector's identity and that is issued by this state, the federal government, a federally
2recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state, or a college or university in
3this state. The legislature shall by law establish acceptable forms of photographic
4identification, and the legislature may by law establish exceptions to the
5requirement under this subsection.
SJR73,2,96 (2) A qualified elector who is unable to present valid photographic
7identification on election day shall be permitted to cast a provisional ballot. A
8provisional ballot may not be counted unless the elector presents valid photographic
9identification at a later time and place as provided by the legislature by law.
SJR73,2 10Section 2. Numbering of new provisions. If another constitutional
11amendment ratified by the people creates the number of any provision created in this
12joint resolution, the chief of the legislative reference bureau shall determine the
13sequencing and the numbering of the provisions whose numbers conflict.
SJR73,2,16 14Be it further resolved, That this proposed amendment be referred to the
15legislature to be chosen at the next general election and that it be published for three
16months previous to the time of holding such election.
SJR73,2,1717 (End)