On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Elections, Election Process Reform and Ethics held an informational hearing on Wisconsin’s election processes sponsored by Senator Kathy Bernier (R-Chippewa Falls) in her individual capacity. This event featured a panel of bipartisan clerks, Wisconsin Election Commission staff and others who shared, demonstrated and took questions from attendees about each of their roles in Wisconsin elections. In this segment, as reported by WisPolitics.com, Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections chair, Representative Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) asked the panel whether fake IDs can be used at polling places and if poll workers are trained to identify fake IDs. Brookfield City Clerk Kelly Michaels confirmed that poll workers are not trained to identify fake IDs, but pointed out that the DMV checks voters' IDs upon preregistration. Checks on voters who complete same-day registration are completed in the days after the election, Michaels said, but such an infraction would be noted as a voting irregularity and reported to the district attorney for investigation. Towards the end of the hearing, Sen. Bernier emphasized that Wisconsin's elections are not perfect, but expressed confidence in their processes.

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