Groups challenging voter ID law contesting state plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Groups challenging Wisconsin’s voter identification law in court say the state’s plan for additional education before Election Day isn’t enough.

Federal Judge James Peterson this month approved a Department of Transportation plan to clarify the process for people who lack photo ID to get alternative voting credentials.

The move came after media reports showing Division of Motor Vehicle employees were giving people inaccurate information about what documents they needed and how long it would take to get credentials.

The court-approved plan includes handouts and website clarifications. Wisconsin Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2eMY2ih ) lawsuit plaintiffs wanted mobile Division of Motor Vehicle units, educational billboards outside Milwaukee and direct outreach to people who previously were denied IDs.

Peterson said Monday he’ll issue an order regarding the plan’s contested elements in a few days.

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Information from: Wisconsin Public Radio, http://www.wpr.org

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