Topeka Critics of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's election fraud bill are criticizing him for not seeking less drastic administrative changes first.
They told the House Elections Committee on Wednesday that the measure would end door-to-door and other community voter registration drives and likely disenfranchise poor and minority voters.
The bill would require voters to show photo identification at the polls and people to provide proof of citizenship when they register for the first time in Kansas.
Kobach strongly disputes that voters will be disenfranchised and he contends such changes are necessary to protect the integrity of the state's elections.
But Kevin Myles president of the NAACP's Kansas chapter, said Kobach should be exploring alternatives to a big overhaul of election laws.