Wisconsin officials won’t do away with ID stickers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State elections officials won’t reconsider a policy allowing colleges to place stickers on student identification cards to meet voter ID requirements.

Beginning in February, Wisconsin voters must show photo identification at the polls. College IDs qualify, but they must expire within two years of being issued. That’s a problem for many Wisconsin schools, which typically issue four- or five-year identification cards.

The Government Accountability Board adopted a policy in September allowing schools to place two-year stickers on cards. The Legislature’s rules committee objected, saying the stickers would open the door to fraud.

Board Director Kevin Kennedy told the committee he would ask the board to withdraw the sticker policy, but the board voted 4-2 Wednesday to leave the policy in place.

The committee’s co-chairs didn’t immediately return messages.