Report documents confusion at polls during recalls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A League of Women Voters report based on observations during this summer’s recall elections shows there was widespread confusion at the polls over requirements under Wisconsin’s new voter ID law.

The League’s report released Thursday is based on what more than 130 volunteers and 94 polling stations across the state.

League Executive Director Andrea Kaminski says the findings show there was insufficient time before the recall elections to train local election officials and voters about changes made to the law.

Under the law, voters had to live at their current address 28 days instead of 10 and sign a poll book before receiving a ballot. Voters also had to show their photo ID, but it wasn’t required for voting.