The dismissal of a lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board means Election Day can proceed as normal.
A Dane County judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit that would have required the GAB to verify voter registrations dating back to January of 2006, rather than just August of this year. Executive Director Kevin Kennedy says the decision will prevent additional strain on officials, and allow them to focus on running a fair election.
If the ruling had gone against the GAB, hundreds-of-thousands of voter records would need to be checked before Election Day. Kennedy says that would have made it difficult to prepare for a predicted record turn-out.
With the lawsuit's dismissal, Kennedy says voters need to prepare for the upcoming election as they normally would. That means being patient at the polls and making sure they are properly registered to vote.