Frank v. Walker is a case currently pending in the district court that would require Wisconsin to offer voters without a Photo ID who have attempted to obtain one with reasonable effort the ability to receive a ballot by signing an affidavit. If won, the case would require Wisconsin to implement this voting option in time for the November 8, 2016 general election.
What is an affidavit?
An affidavit is a written statement made under oath and signed in front of a witness to be true.
How would affidavit voting work?
If you don't have a valid photo ID, as required per Wisconsin's Voter ID law, then affidavit voting provides a "safety net". Before you would be given a ballot, an affidavit would need to be signed in front of a polling place official.
What about the August election?
At this point in time, affidavit voting would not be provided for the August 9 election.