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UPDATE: Eliminating same-day registration discussed

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin election officials discussed the ramifications of eliminating same-day voter registration on Tuesday.

The president of Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association, Vikki Zuehlke, and the head of the Wisconsin chapter of the League of Women Voters, Andrea Kaminski, say allowing voters to register at the polls on election day has served the state well and should not be eliminated.

Zuehlke says the association has signed a resolution opposing the elimination of election day registration, in part over concerns of the $5.2 million cost outlined in a GAB report. 

Kaminski says there is no evidence that same-day registration has caused significant problems.

They and others spoke about the issue at a Tuesday meeting of the Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in Wisconsin.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin election officials talk about the ramifications of eliminating same-day voter registration on Tuesday.

Governor Scott Walker's support for not allowing voters to register at the polls on election day has weakened after a Government Accountability Board report was released. The report put the price tag on eliminating same-day registration at more than $5 million.

Walker says he would not sign a bill that costs that much money.

The board was to discuss that report at its Tuesday meeting.

It was also scheduled to discuss a report about the costs and complications of accessing a federal database to weed out illegal immigrants who may be voting.

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