ONEIDA COUNTY - You'll need a photo ID to vote in the November general election.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's photo ID law on Friday.
Election workers should be able to handle the change at the polls in November.
But nearly 12,000 absentee ballots have already been sent out around the state.
Those ballots didn't include instructions for voters to include copies of their photo IDs when sending back their ballots.
No absentee ballots have been sent out to Oneida County voters but Oneida County Clerk Mary Bartelt says applications for absentee ballots have gone out.
They didn't ask for a photo ID.
"The Government Accountability Board, we received a memo this morning that they are to hold off until next week until they hear from them of what they will have to do for those applications that were sent out not asking for a photo ID," Bartelt said.
Election officials say people who do not have a photo ID can get one at the DMV.
People who forget an ID on November 4th won't be turned away.
"They still can vote. But they will be treated as probably a provisional ballot," Bartelt said.
Voters then have until 4 p.m. the Friday following the election to provide their photo ID.
In-person absentee voting runs from October 21st to October 31st.
For more information on what the voter photo ID law means for you, click the link below.
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|Story By: Lauren Stephenson