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State Supreme Court to hear voter ID case February 25

A voter arrives to vote at the fire house due to storm damage at the regular polling station from Hurricane Sandy during the U.S. presidenti
A voter arrives to vote at the fire house due to storm damage at the regular polling station from Hurricane Sandy during the U.S. presidenti

MADISON, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear arguments February 25th on a pair of legal challenges to the state's photo I-D law for voting. The justices said yesterday they would hold a joint appeals' hearing after two Dane County court rulings struck down the 2011 law.

The League of Women Voters and Milwaukee's NAACP both won separate lawsuits challenging the I-D requirement at the polls.

The state insists the law is needed to fight voter fraud.

The Wisconsin I-D law was used only once, in the February 2012 state-and-local primaries, before it was shut down.

A federal court is also deciding two other challenges.

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