A federal judge’s order to simplify the process of getting a photo ID to vote in Wisconsin will wait until after the November elections. District Judge James Peterson agreed Thursday night to delay his July 29th ruling which ordered the state to make changes, so those without birth certificates and other credentials do not have to go through multiple hoops to obtain free ID for voting.
Peterson said the state’s current system of giving people receipts to vote while they await the proper ID is good enough until appeals are completed from his ruling, which came from a lawsuit that challenged a number of G-O-P voting laws. However, Peterson said he will not delay his changes to anything but the ID requirement. The judge said the state is exaggerating when it claims that a major overhaul is needed for things like ending time limits on early voting.