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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 a state court injunction since the 2012 Spring Primary.  Two federal court cases have also been pending.  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 indicated it will appeal the federal decision.

Both state court cases are now before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which is expected to issue a ruling in the summer of 2014.

Read the G.A.B.'s statement regarding the March 6 order. 

Information for Local Elections Officials about Voter Photo ID.