Archive for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

State: Election portals at DMV officers delayed

October 17, 2012


— State officials say a new system that would help residents to register to vote at motor vehicle offices won't be operating by January, when a new proof-of-citizenship law starts.

Donna Shelite, director of vehicles for the Department of Revenue, said the portal that automatically sends documents from motor vehicle offices to election offices won't be ready until next spring.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the voter registration documents will be available at the motor vehicle offices in January.

Kobach's deputy assistant, Brad Bryant, said county election officials will be able to verify proof of citizenship during the few months between when the law takes effect and when the new system goes online.


spirit_level 5 years, 6 months ago

Please check your headline - did you mean "offices" not "officers"?

Randall Uhrich 5 years, 6 months ago

I bet Kris Kobach didn't anticipate any problems with people obtaining registration under the new voter ID law. Yeah, right. It's good that as soon as it's challenged in court it'll be declared unconstitutional, just as voter ID laws have been in almost all other states where they've been challenged. It's not only a solution in search of a problem, but blatant voter suppression.

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