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UW Madison officals providing updated student ID cards for voting

University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Wisconsin Madison

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - UW Madison officials say they’ll provide free supplemental ID’s – and their only purpose will be for voting. Vice chancellor Darrell Bazzell said they’ll meet the terms of the state’s new voter ID law, because they’ll be good for a maximum of two years. The school’s normal ID’s run afoul of the law’s two-year limit, since they’re good for at least four years. The state Government Accountability Board wanted to allow two-year stickers to be placed on those cards – but Republicans said it could open the door to voter fraud. On Monday, UW Madison said the voter ID cards will be available when students return for spring classes on January 23rd – which means they can use them in the February primaries. The university said it would cost an extra $100,000 over a five-year period.