- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature’s budget-writing committee was to vote on a request from the state’s election board to spend $250,000 on educating voters about the photo identification law.

The Joint Finance Committee was scheduled to take up the request at a meeting Monday. The Government Accountability Board is asking for the money to educate voters about the voter ID law before the Nov. 8 election.

That will be the first presidential election where voters in Wisconsin are required to show photo identification at the polls. The law was in effect for the April presidential primary.

The money being sought would be used on a mixture of television ads and other outreach targeting voters on the internet and possibly through ads on buses and before movies in theaters.



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