Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order Monday, expanding accessibility of Department of Transportation Services.
Evers signed the bill to ensure citizens have a better chance of receiving state-issued IDs for voter registration.
“The cornerstone of American democracy is the right of the people to choose their representatives,” Evers said. “Through my budget proposal that calls for automatic voter registration, and through actions like today’s executive order, we are working to make it easier for people to obtain the identification they need to vote. I am committed to making sure every single vote counts, and that there is an opportunity for all Wisconsinites to participate in our democracy.”
In most cases, the Department of Motor Vehicles is the only place where voters can get this identification. This order will allow DMV services to be open for extended hours and days of operations, and make them more accessible to those using public transportation.
"I am committed to making sure every single vote counts, and that there is an opportunity for all Wisconsinites to participate in our democracy.” — Gov. Tony Evers
The order is only for the DOT to start implementing a solution and is not requiring anything more yet.