(THE HILL) A federal judge in Milwaukee on Tuesday blocked a Wisconsin state law that would have required voters to show a photo identification when casting a ballot in November’s presidential election.
U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Adelman issued a preliminary ruling allowing voters who do not have photo identifications to cast a ballot provided they sign an affidavit attesting to their identity. Voters without identification will have to list a reason they were unable to obtain a document, including lacking a birth certificate, work schedules or disability or illness.
In the 44-page ruling, Adelman says there are likely thousands of qualified Wisconsin voters who do not have an identification. It would be “impossible or nearly impossible” for some of those voters to obtain a free identification card offered under Wisconsin’s 2011 voter ID law, he wrote.
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