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Voter ID ruling creating confusion for primary elections

Voter ID ruling creating confusion for primary elections

By Associated Press. CREATED Aug 10, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Voters do not have to show photo identification to cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election.

Yet, poll watchers say they are still concerned there could be confusion thanks to a state Supreme Court ruling less than two weeks ago that said the photo ID law is constitutional.

The court's ruling doesn't reinstate the law for Tuesday because the photo ID requirement was previously blocked in federal court.

American Civil Liberties Union attorney Larry Dupuis says voters can still be confused about what is required. He says the biggest worry is that someone without an ID may assume they can't vote, so they won't show up.

Kevin Kennedy, the state's chief elections officer, says he doesn't think that will be a problem.