Topeka Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach expects to name a task force later this month on a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Kobach says he’ll appoint at least a dozen county election officials. The group will help him draft detailed rules for putting the voter ID law into effect.
The voter ID requirement starts next year. In 2013, people registering to vote for the first time will have to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship. Kobach championed both policies.
Kobach said the rules will flesh out the new requirements.
For example, he says, the law allows a person who doesn’t have a birth certificate, passport of other proof of citizenship when registering to provide it later, but doesn’t spell out the details.