Despite two recent federal court rulings and a shift to a new agency overseeing Wisconsin elections, officials say much will stay the same for voters heading to the polls for Tuesday’s primary. Of particular note: Residents still have to show photo identification to vote. “There are no changes to Wisconsin’s election laws for Tuesday’s primary,” Michael Haas, interim administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, said in a statement Thursday. “You will need to show an acceptable photo ID to vote.” However, the state is prepared to implement court-ordered changes ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, pending appeals of recent federal court decisions, according to a news release.
A July 29 court ruling struck down parts of the state voter ID law and restrictions on early and weekend voting, though it kept the identification requirement intact. A separate ruling allowed people without a valid photo ID to sign an affidavit at a polling place to vote.
… Anyone without an acceptable photo ID must be offered a provisional ballot and the opportunity to submit a photo ID within three days after the election, according to the release.