Wisconsin Attorney General Asking Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law

By KBJR News 1

Wisconsin Attorney General Asking Court to Reinstate Voter ID Law

August 21, 2012 Updated Aug 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM CST

Madison, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Wisconsin voters just may need to remember to bring a form of identification to the polls this November.

The Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that they will file a "Petition to Bypass Court of Appeals" and "Motion for Consolidation" with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in order to reinstate the state's voter ID law.

Attorney Van Hollen hopes to have the voter ID law back in place before the November elections.

“No quarter has been given in defending Voter ID," says Attorney General Van Hollen. "My action today, now allowed under the Court’s rules of procedure, gives the Wisconsin Supreme Court another opportunity to bring prompt, clear resolution to the law and settle this matter in advance of the November elections."

The voter ID law that would require all eligible voters in the state to provide a government-issued form of identification at the polls before a person can vote was blocked in the lower courts before it was able to be implemented in Wisconsin.

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