By Tim Kowols
Wisconsin voters will not have to worry about temporarily losing the ability to vote if they miss a trip to the polls on Tuesday. States like Georgia and Ohio have been in the middle controversies in recent weeks due to strict “use or lose it” laws that allowed officials to purge people from voter rolls if they had not participated in recent elections and failed to respond to mailed notices from the state. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin can purge people from the list who have not voted in four years and do not respond to mailed notices. Common Cause Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck says while Wisconsin’s system is not as severe as other states, there is no reason to believe it could not be in the future.
Those who did not cast an early ballot are reminded to bring proper identification when they head to their proper polling place to vote on Tuesday.