In places like South Milwaukee, clerks say they have plenty of time to get their workers ready for voter ID and they expect voters to come prepared. “It’s part of our job and we’re ready, we’re going to come prepared,” South Milwaukee clerk Jim Shelenske said.
Out in Mukwonago, village Clerk/Treasurer Steve Braatz says clerks shouldn’t have been caught off guard by voter ID, which is something they trained on in the past. “The process has been fine,” Braatz said. “Nothing too earth-shattering. My poll workers are excellent, my chief inspector is amazing so everyone’s going to be well equipped.”
In Appleton, Neenah, Kaukauna, and Menasha, municipal clerks anticipate minimal or no additional costs related to voter ID.
“I read in the paper they all were going to hire new people to get through this, and I’m like, ‘For what?'” Neenah City Clerk Patty Sturn said… Appleton and Kaukauna also will operate with a typical number of poll workers for a gubernatorial election.
Menasha City Clerk Debbie Galeazzi said she plans to hire 10 to 12 additional poll workers, at a cost of $100 each, because of the voter ID law… “I don’t anticipate it being that long of a wait — maybe 30 seconds,” Galeazzi said.