Walker advocates abandoning same-day voter registration in Wisconsin

11:55 AM, Nov. 19, 2012
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is advocating eliminating same-day voter registration.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is advocating eliminating same-day voter registration.
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Gov. Scott Walker advocated ending Wisconsin's same-day voter registration during a speech over the weekend at the Ronald Reagan Foundation in California.

Walker said poll volunteers are overworked as a result of same-day registration on Election Days.

"States across the country that have same day registration have real problems," Walker said. "Volunteers... work 13 hour days, it's difficult to handle the volume of folks who come in at the last minute. It would be much better if registration was done in advance of Election Day, easier for our clerks to handle that." ...

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