Voter ID Law Ruled Unconstitutional, Again
With a second ruling voting against the voter ID requirement, voters will likely not have to show identification for the fall elections.
Voters will likely not need identification in the upcoming fall elections after a second judge struck down Wisconsin's controversial voter ID law on Tuesday.
"The immediate effect of his ruling is limited because another Dane County judge, Richard Niess, permanently blocked the voter ID law in March in a case brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin," the article said. "Having a second ruling against the law makes it all the more difficult for voter ID proponents to get the law reinstated because they would need to get both orders lifted."
While the ruling takes away the requirement to show a photo ID, other measures remain in place, such as requiring voters to sign a poll book and to live in the same district where they will cast their ballot for 28 consecutive days.
Voters did show a photo ID during the Feb. 21 primary election, but a temporary injunction in March to block parts of the law left some voters confused when they hit the polls in April — and no longer needed IDs.
After the March rulings, the Republican Party called for an investigation of Flanagan, who had signed a petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker.