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During trial on preclearance of Texas’ voter ID law, state election officials told the panel that the law would need to be precleared by August 31 in order to have enough time to put it in effect for November 2012 general election.

There’s been no indication from the panel about whether it is on track to meet that deadline, but this well could be a big week on the voter ID front.

On the other hand, the absence of even a preliminary ruling could be a sign that the panel is not inclined to clear the law.

In any event, a week of wait and see.

Meanwhile, trial starts this week on South Carolina’s voter ID law. ┬áCNN reports.