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Wisconsin: statewide voter roll now in effect

The La Crosse Tribune reports: In another municipality, a student voted absentee in his hometown and then voted again where he went to college.

That wonít be possible under the Statewide Voter Registration System, which goes into effect with the Sept. 12 primary elections.

The 2002 federal Help America Vote Act mandated statewide registration, and municipal clerks from throughout the state have been converting their records to the statewide list and training staff on how it works.

Before, registration was handled locally, with no central depository, said La Crosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke. When a person registered, she said, the clerk in that municipality sent a postcard to the municipality where he or she voted before. Now, the registration in the personís former voting place will be automatically cancelled. -- La Crosse Tribune - 6.0

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