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Kansas to limit voting to federal races for some

June 10, 2014

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— The top election official in Kansas says voters who registered using a federal form without providing proof of citizenship will be given provisional ballots when they vote in the Aug. 5 primary elections.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach told The Associated Press on Tuesday that while the provisional ballots will show all primary races, only votes cast for federal offices will be counted.

Kobach says fewer than 100 Kansas voters who used the federal form to register to vote will be affected.

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Aug. 25 in a lawsuit attempting to force the federal government to help Kansas and Arizona enforce proof-of-citizenship requirements for voters. That hearing will take place after the Kansas primaries.

About 18,600 Kansans have their registrations suspended pending documentation of citizenship.

Comments

Ralph Reed 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Two sets of books Two sets of ballots Inability to vote in local elections 80 y/o grandmothers not being able to vote because they were born at home and their birth was recorded in the family Bible

I wonder how KKK proposes to pay for all of this extra expense. The Guv has made sure Kansas is broke at the state level. So does it flow down hill to the local level?

Fred Mertz 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow, 80 and just registering for the first time. Plus, aren't there exceptions in the law for people over a certain age?

Kevin Elliott 6 months, 2 weeks ago

brock, please pay attention. Registered federally, where they use Constitutional standards instead of Kansas GOP Voter Disenfranchising standards. Never said she was not registered, just not in the new Kobach unamerican rules. Yes, I said unAmerican. I feel doing things to deny the vote is nothing short of treason and he is a traitor to our country. And no, there are no exceptions for people of a certain age. What makes you think that.

Randall Uhrich 6 months, 2 weeks ago

"provisional ballot" is a euphemism for "throw in the trash". Records show that provisional ballots are rarely counted in the final totals.

Ralph Reed 6 months, 2 weeks ago

@Randall Uhrich You said, " 'provisional ballot' is a euphemism for 'throw in the trash'. Records show that provisional ballots are rarely counted in the final totals. "

Why did you write such drivel? Records? What records? Put up or shut up.

I know for a fact that at least in Douglas County what you said is a bold-faced lie.

Richard Heckler 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Now we know once again why Kobach should not be on the tax dollar payroll ….. ever.

Cait McKnelly 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Welcome to the new definition of "separate but equal".

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