- Associated Press - Thursday, November 1, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court will take up the challenge to the state’s voter identification law and has ordered election officials to accept Memphis photo library cards at the polls.

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Secretary of State Tre Hargett and state Elections Coordinator Mark Goins to advise the Shelby County Election Commission to accept the library IDs for Tuesday’s election.

Mr. Hargett and Mr. Goins had appealed a Court of Appeals decision that ruled the library cards were government-issued photo IDs.

When the appeal request was filed, the election officials made those who showed the library card during early voting cast a provisional ballot, which might not be counted on Election Day.

Thursday is the last day of early voting for the general election.

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