The co-president of the Luther College Democrats is claiming approximately 10 students weren’t able to cast ballots on Election Day due to confusion over what documentation they needed in order to vote.
“The (Winneshiek County) auditor’s office and its volunteers (paid poll workers) at Good Shepherd Church were unclear about what counted as proof of address to register to vote on the day,” Charles Weathers told Decorah Newspapers.
According to Winneshiek County Auditor Ben Steines, several Luther students came to vote at Good Shepherd Church on Election Day who were not registered.
“To vote on Election Day, voters who aren’t registered must provide proof of identification and proof of residency to be able to register before you can vote. The students were having quite a few issues trying to find something that meets proof of residency,” Steines said. For complete story see Thursday's Decorah Journal.