Wis. WWII vet couldn't vote with military ID

Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 17:04:13-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice says her uncle was unable to vote in last week's primary election, even though he has a veteran's ID from his service in World War II.

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has written a letter to Gov. Scott Walker urging the use of veterans' ID at the polls, a form of identification not included in the current state voter ID law. Bradley says her uncle, Leo Olson of Reedsburg, doesn't have a driver's license.

The Journal Sentinel reports Bradley wrote that her 90-year-old uncle, who fought at Iwo Jima, tried to use his veteran's photo ID at the polls, but was denied a right to vote in the primary.

The Senate is expected to take up legislation next month that would allow the veterans ID for voting.