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Wis. committee takes no action on voter ID policy

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A legislative committee has decided to hold off on ordering state election officials to develop rules on how to handle photo identification for student voters.

Republicans have passed law that requires voters to show photo IDs at the polls beginning next year. The law allows students to use their school IDs at the polls as long as they expire within two years after they were issued. But many college IDs are good for four or five years.

Earlier this month the Government Accountability Board adopted a policy allowing schools to place two-year stickers on the IDs.

But Republicans on the Legislature's rule committee felt the board's decision approached the level of rule-making. They called a hearing Tuesday to review the board's move.

But the committee adjourned without taking any action.

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