By Urban Media News
Governor Scott Walker thought he could pass a voter ID law to disenfranchise thousands of Wisconsin voters? Well, he thought wrong.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Republican-backed voter ID law unenforceable for November’s midterm elections in Wisconsin. The law was originally upheld in September by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, mandating photo identification at the polls just fifty-two days before the election.
Right-wing lawmakers and activists commended the decision, disregarding evidence showing voter fraud to be virtually nonexistent in Wisconsin.
A photo ID requirement would have blocked thousands of voters of their fundamental right to vote, as 300,000 Wisconsinites do not have own a acceptable form of identification, nor the necessary means to acquire one.
The Supreme Court made a prudent decision by keeping a few vital points in mind, namely the impossibility for scrambling voters to obtain an acceptable ID this close to Election Day.
The Supreme Court’s ruling means that voters will not have to show a photo ID at the polls in order to vote in November.
The most recent development is a win for Democracy, but the law could still be in effect for future elections.
Scott Walker and state Republicans still support the law and will do all they can to have it reinstated for future elections.
Voting in November is no less important now, electing Democratic candidates is still incredibly crucial.
With Voter ID not in place for the November election, it is still important to ensure you are registered and prepared to vote in November.
Show Republicans they will never be able to take away your vote by choosing Democrats like Mary Burke, who will fight to protect your right to vote.
The last day to register to vote by mail is Wednesday, October 15. If you register to vote by mail, your voter registration form must be postmarked by Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014. You may register to vote in person at any time up to, and including, Election Day.
You can cast your vote early in-person at the local municipal clerk’s office starting next week Monday, October 20 through Friday, October 31. Please check with your municipal clerk for office hours, as early voting is no longer permitted on weekends.