Wisconsin’s photo voter ID law stays in place for November

A “significant victory for the people of Wisconsin” and election integrity:


A federal appeals court declined Friday to hear an appeal before a full panel of judges on the court to Wisconsin’s voter ID provision before November.


The decision deals a setback to the American Civil Liberties Union and other challengers to the law.


The court said the provision of the law can remain in place for now based on the representation of the state that it had enacted a rule for the next election that requires the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to automatically mail a free photo ID to anyone who comes to the DMV one time and initiates the free ID process.

A Wisconsin Department of Justice spokesman called the Seventh Circuit’s decision to deny plaintiffs’ en banc petitions “a significant victory for the people of Wisconsin” that “ensures that Voter ID will be in place for the upcoming election in November.”