Wisconsin should retain same-day voter registration

November 23, 2012
the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Editorial)

Gov. Scott Walker put a lot on the table during a sold-out speech last week at the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum in California. Among his ideas, according to Journal Sentinel reporter Jason Stein: changing Wisconsin law that allows voters to register at their polling place on the day of an election.

Ending same-day registration is a bad idea, and it will almost surely reduce the number of people voting - many of whom are inclined to vote for Democrats, which likely is the real reason the ever-political Walker wants to make the change.