Voter ID law: What you need know before you vote

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Eau Claire, Wis. (WEAU) -- The election is less than a month away, and with new laws in place it's time for voters to act. On Monday, a federal court ruled the state's voter ID law is constitutional and now area clerks are urging voters to make sure they have all their documents in order.

"There is time and that's why I encourage voters to get out there and if they don't have the IDs or proof of residency to act on that," said Sandra Frion, the Chippewa County Clerk. Frion is taking proactive steps to make sure voters are prepared on November 4th. The biggest question causing confusion for voters is whether or not they need a new ID.

"I think the biggest thing from what I'm hearing is that people think it's a separate ID that they need for voting and it's not," said Frion.

In Eau Claire, Donna Austad, the city clerk, says she is dealing with the same type of questions. She also said that voters who haven't gotten the right documentation need to act now.

"I encourage the people that do need to get something to start on that now, because it's probably going to take more than Election Day. They're not going to be able to do it on the one day."

For more information on what requirements you need in order to vote on November 4th, visit the site attached to this story

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