Doyle to Veto Voter ID Bill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

That's the word from his office Monday. Doyle plans to nix the legislation during a ceremony in Milwaukee Tuesday.

Doyle won't detail his reasoning for vetoing the bill. But he has said he thinks it would unfairly prevent some people from voting.

His office says more than 123,000 Wisconsin residents don't have either a driver's license or a state-issued photo ID. That includes 85,000 seniors.

The Legislature approved the bill in June after amending it to allow people who don't want to be photographed for religious reasons to provide identification without photographs.

The bill would require voters to provide a photo ID card or a Wisconsin driver's license. People who vote by absentee ballot would have to provide a copy of state-issued photo identification.