A federal judge will hold a hearing next week on claims that DMV service centers gave out wrong information about obtaining photo ID cards for voting.
U.S. District Judge James Peterson has scheduled a hearing for October 12th to consider a motion filed this week by the One Wisconsin Institute. The group is calling for the state’s voter ID requirement to be suspended for the November election, following media reports that staff at DMV service centers gave out wrong or incomplete information about how to apply for a photo ID for voting.
The group contends the state is not in compliance with an order issued by Peterson this summer, which requires the state to issue credentials for voting to individuals who may face difficulty getting an ID because they are missing key documents, such as a birth certificate.
The state is investigating what happened, while DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb said Tuesday that the agency is implementing new training for DMV staff.