Judge’s Ruling On Voter ID Injunction Expected

A Dane County judge is expected to rule Monday on a possible second injunction barring enforcement of Wisconsin’s voter ID requirement.

Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess’ announcement at a hearing comes just days after a different judge in a separate case granted a temporary injunction.

Niess will decide whether to grant a permanent injunction that could further scramble plans for state board of election officials who want to have the law in effect for the April 3 presidential primary.

Attorneys for the League of Women Voters argued that by creating an additional condition before voters can cast a ballot, the law violates the state constitution’s explicit language giving everyone the right to vote. Earlier last week, a Dane County judge imposed a temporary injunction suspending the photo ID portion of the law.