- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell says a U.S. Supreme Court decision to block Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law will ensure more people can cast ballots and a smoother Election Day.

A federal appeals court ruled last month the state could implement the requirement for the Nov. 4 elections. But the high court blocked that ruling Thursday.

McDonell says he’s pleased. He says election officials were worried about delays as poll workers checked IDs and observer challenges from observers about different IDs’ validity. He says poll workers were struggling to understand what IDs were acceptable.

He says the county has halted an outreach effort to let people know they needed IDs. That effort has cost $5,000 so far.

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