- Thousands of Wisconsin voters who requested absentee ballots will have to present copies of their photo identification to have those ballots counted.
A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated the photo ID requirement, after more than 11,800 voters requested absentee ballots.
They did not have to present copies of their photo IDs to get those ballots, and state elections chief Kevin Kennedy said Tuesday that hundreds of completed ballots have already been returned to election clerks.
Kennedy says clerks will be contacting all those voters to tell them they need to show proof of photo ID to have their ballots counted.
Meanwhile, groups that challenged the law are asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case after a three-judge panel reinstated the law.
|Story By: Associated Press