Almost no problems over voter ID in Wisconsin

CREATED Apr. 3, 2012

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MADISON- Wisconsin state elections officials have received almost no reports of problems related to the suspended state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney says there were reports from one polling place in Fitchburg that voters were erroneously asked to show IDs during Tuesday's primary.  Magney says no other similar reports came into the GAB.

The photo ID requirement was in effect for the February primary.  But since then two judges put the law on hold, saying it was unconstitutional.

The state Supreme Court is considering whether to take up the case. But it did not make a decision, or issue a ruling, before Tuesday's primary meaning no photo ID was needed to vote.