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Judge takes hands-on approach to Kansas voter notice

September 30, 2016

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— A federal judge is taking a hands-on approach to the notice Kansas will send to thousands of voters informing them of their eligibility to cast a ballot in November.

U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Friday gave Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the American Liberties Union until noon Monday to submit a joint draft for her review.

She has also set a telephone status conference for Wednesday to discuss any revisions.

Robinson canceled contempt proceedings for Kobach after he agreed to concessions that register and notify people who applied at motor vehicle offices or with a federal form without providing documentary proof of citizenship.

Kobach and the ACLU brokered a deal allowing roughly 20,000 people so far to vote on a regular ballot, instead of a provisional one.

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