Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, county officials working on new election-fraud regulations

? Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he hopes to have regulations drafted by the fall to guide elections officials in administering the state’s new voter ID law.

Kobach convened a task force Tuesday of 17 county elections officials to review the law, which will require voters to show photo identification at the polls starting Jan. 1.

Also under that law, starting in 2013, people registering to vote for the first time will have to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship.

Kobach championed both policies, but he notes the law doesn’t cover all contingencies.

For example, the rules will tell election workers what to do when photos on people’s IDs look nothing like them.

Kobach says he wants to tap the experience and instincts of county election officers.