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Voter Photo ID Law Status: No ID Currently Required for Voting

The photo ID requirement established as part of 2011 Act 23 has been enjoined by one or more courts since the 2012 Spring Primary. 

  •  On April 29, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman issued a decision in the two federal court cases which found that the photo ID requirement of Act 23 violates the U.S. Constitution as well as the federal Voting Rights Act.  The Wisconsin Department of Justice has appealed that decision.
  • On July 31, 2014, the Wisconsin Supreme Court found the law to be constitional.
  • Because of the federal court order, the photo ID requirement remains enjoined and is not currently in effect.
  • For more information, please consult the memos below.