- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The board that oversees Wisconsin elections has scrapped plans for a campaign to educate the public about the state’s voter photo identification law.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Wisconsin’s law from going into effect before the Nov. 4 election.

Reid Magney is the spokesman for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections. He says that after an appeals court ordered the law into effect last month, the board updated radio and TV ads used in 2012 and aired them for two weeks to educate the public about the requirement.

He says it spent less than $20,000 on air time.

Magney said Friday that a bigger, more expensive campaign was to start this weekend, but it is now on hold.



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