Advisory: New Report Finds Wisconsin’s Limited DMV Access is a Persistent Barrier to the Ballot

MILWAUKEE — All Voting is Local, in partnership with the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, will host a telephone press briefing at 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, to discuss findings from their latest report entitled “Getting There is Half the Battle: Wisconsin’s Photo ID Law, Access to DMV Services, and the Fight for Our Freedom to Vote.” 

On the call, speakers will discuss how Wisconsin’s restrictive voter ID law and lack of access to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) infringes on our freedom to vote. Specifically, barriers to DMV service centers, which are the primary places where Wisconsin voters can obtain a photo ID to vote, disproportionately harm Wisconsinites of color, people with disabilities, and older adults.

WHO:

  • Shauntay Nelson, All Voting is Local, Wisconsin State Director
  • Eileen Newcomer, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Voter Education Manager
  • Barbara Beckert, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Milwaukee Office Director
  • Alex Corona, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Transgender Program Coordinator

WHEN: Wednesday, May 26, 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

WHERE: https://zoom.us/j/98320137756?pwd=SVAxeHRsR0U3VktzUjRvTTg4TU9nZz09 (passcode: 829576)

RSVP: ayele@allvotingislocal.org