Federal judge to hold hearing on voter ID challenge
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal judge is set to consider a liberal group's demand to block Wisconsin's voter ID law in the wake of a media report that state workers gave people inaccurate information about an alternative voting credential.
State Department of Transportation regulations call for giving people who apply for ID cards but lack supporting identifying documents receipts for voting. The DOT is supposed to mail the receipts within six days of an application.
The Nation reported last month that workers at DOT field stations gave out inaccurate information about how to obtain the receipts.
The report has driven liberal group One Wisconsin Institute to asked U.S. District Judge James Peterson to block the entire voter ID law. Peterson was set to hold a hearing on the request Wednesday.