Now that it's been confirmed that requiring a photo ID to vote was never about fraud but just a way for Republicans to win more elections, it's time for changes to the law.

Ideally the need to show a photo ID would be eliminated, but that is probably too much to ask. At the very least the law should be changed to allow more types of photo IDs.

The regular student ID that is issued by colleges should be sufficient. Students should not have to get a special ID to vote when they already have an ID that includes a recent photo.

People with valid out-of-state driver's licenses, who can prove they now live in Wisconsin for the required time period, should be able to use those licenses as a voter ID (this is done in several other states). After all, that same ID can be used to board a plane at any airport in Wisconsin. If it's good enough for the Transportation Security Administration, it should be good enough for voting.

Getting all the required forms together to get a Wisconsin driver's license or Division of Motor Vehicles ID can be daunting, costly and time consuming. People should not be denied their right to vote because of that.

-- Shirley Haidinger, Madison

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