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Archive for Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Statehouse Live: Kansas Legislature approves Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s voter ID bill, sent to Gov. Brownback for signature

Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Tuesday talks about passage of legislation that he proposed that requires photo ID to vote and proof of citizenship to register to vote.

March 29, 2011

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— Starting next year, all voters will be required to show photo ID before casting a ballot under legislation sent to Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday.

The House approved Senate changes to the bill on a 111-11 vote. Brownback has said he supports the proposal.

The legislation was championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, who made allegations of voter fraud a major issue in his successful race for office.

The Senate, however, trimmed back a couple of Kobach's provisions.

The Senate deleted authorization for the secretary of state to file charges in election fraud cases, and it delayed until 2013 a provision requiring that new Kansas voters show proof of citizenship to register.

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Paul R Getto 3 years ago

Good point. I've never thought much about it, but how does one 'prove' he's a citizen? Let us hope cooler heads in the Senate prevail in other matters as the session winds down.

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gudpoynt 3 years ago

"The Senate deleted authorization for the secretary of state to file charges in election fraud cases"

whew! I knew it was more than just about voter ID. Thank you rational Republicans for standing up to dubious agendas by Kobach and O'Neal

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