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Gov. Walker Won’t Push Ending Same Day Voter Registration

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 7:19 am

Gov. Scott Walker says he no longer favors ending same-day voter registration in Wisconsin, citing a report that says doing away with it would cost at least $5.2 million.

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report says Walker told reporters in Pewaukee on Wednesday “there is no way” he’d sign such a costly bill.

The report came from the state Government Accountability Board. It said if the state eliminated same-day registration it would have to make other changes to comply with federal laws.

Walker had previously said he would sign such a bill, although it wasn’t a priority for him and he wouldn’t push the issue in the Legislature.

He says in light of the new report he doesn’t think lawmakers would even try to approve such a bill.

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