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Photo ID may be needed at Wisconsin polls later this year

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The head of elections in Wisconsin says he anticipates that there will be special elections later this year where photo identification will be required for people to vote.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear a challenge to the state's voter ID law, allowing it to be enforced. Attorney General Brad Schimel says it's too soon to the April 7 election to enforce it then.

Voters casting absentee ballots for that election will not need to show photo IDs.

Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy says he expects there to be special elections later this year where the IDs will be required. The next statewide election where it will be in place is the spring primary on Feb. 16.

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