As 2012 Elections Loom, Partisans on Both Sides Argue the Effect of Voter-ID Laws on Students

For groups whose mission it is to energize young voters, Wisconsin used to be the gold standard.

With no special hurdles to clear and voter-friendly practices, like Election Day registration, the state was frequently cited as one of the easiest places for students new to the state to register and vote. By no coincidence, activists argued, Wisconsin was nearly top in youth-voter turnout for both the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections.

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