Kansas says all voting machines in the state are certified

photo by: Associated Press

Ruth Meier, from Silver Lake, Kan, votes at the Prairie Home Cemetery building, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

HUTCHINSON — The director of elections in Kansas says every piece of voting equipment used in the state has been certified at the state and federal level.

His comments Friday come a day after The Hutchinson News reported Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office failed to produce records showing it had certified voting equipment used by hundreds of thousands of Kansans.

The newspaper reported it received just two letters of certification in response to an open records request.

State Director of Elections Bryan Caskey says that is “just a paperwork situation.”

Caskey says he is now in the middle of auditing voting equipment in Kansas, something his office does every two years.

He says Kansas doesn’t allow any voting machine that hasn’t been certified to be used in the state.


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