In response to LWV Wisconsin's urgent request for assistance, Henrietta Saunders & Richard Day and Judy Beck & Sheri Latash went to Racine and Kenosha, respectively, to serve as election observers on November 8. Wisconsin's voter ID law created a complex process for exercising the right to vote, beginning with the obstacles for obtaining a state ID card and continuing with proving residency. That process, combined with the practice of dropping voters from the rolls if they hadn't voted in recent elections, required those voters to re-register on election day.
Due to new registration requirements, particularly related to acceptable proof of residency, a number of voters could not re-register and thus could not vote. Some of them returned later with one of the accepted forms proving residency, and were able to exercise their franchise.
Watch a video of NPR Reporter Ari Berman, author of Give Us the Vote, explaining recent government of Wisconsin efforts at voter suppression. Witnessing firsthand the disenfranchisement of voters is something that will not be forgotten.