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Statement Regarding Voter Photo ID Law Injunction

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March 6, 2012

Madison, WI – Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy issued a statement today regarding Dane County Circuit Court Judge David Flanagan’s order to “cease immediately any effort to enforce or implement the photo identification requirements of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, pending trial of this case and further order of the court.”

“We will take steps to suspend enforcement and implementation of the photo ID provisions of Act 23. We will communicate with local election officials and the public about the impact of this order. No decision has been made regarding an appeal. We will consult with the Attorney General’s office on this issue.”

“Other key provisions of Act 23 remain in effect: the requirement for 28 consecutive days of residency to vote, the requirement for voters to sign the poll list, and the end of corroboration for voters who do not have proof of residence.”


For more information, contact: 

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887

NR GAB Voter ID Law Injunction Statement 03-06-12.pdf20.02 KB
2012 03-06 temp inj decision.pdf446.85 KB