- Associated Press - Monday, March 23, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the voter identification law will not be in effect for the April 7 election.

Schimel said Monday that because absentee voting has already begun, it is too late to implement the law for this election. But he says it will be in effect after that.

Wisconsin’s chief elections official Kevin Kennedy says the state will not oppose a request from the American Civil Liberties Union made in federal court for an emergency stay to block implementation of the law through the election.

Kennedy says trying to put the law in place before then “wouldn’t work and would add a lot of chaos and confusion.”

Kennedy says the law will be in place for local special elections as soon as next month.

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