Politics & Government
2:20 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

State GOP Fanning Out to Register Voters

For the first time in more than ten years, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is dispatching hundreds of volunteers across the state, to register residents to vote.

Executive Director Joe Fadness says the effort is designed to foster neighbor-to-neighbor contact and prepare the GOP for the 2014 elections.

According to the party, it has already opened eight field offices.

Democrats have not yet revealed members interested in running against Gov. Walker, if indeed he seeks a second term.

In response to the GOP registration drive, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate says it will not erase the fact that "Republicans have intentionally made it harder for eligible seniors, students and minorities" to vote.

He's referring to election law changes state Republicans approved, such as Photo ID (still tied up in court) and limits to early voting hours. Supporters of the changed rules insist they're needed to ensure honest elections.