voter ID http://kcur.org en Kansas, Arizona Prevail In Voter Citizenship Suit http://kcur.org/post/kansas-arizona-prevail-voter-citizenship-suit <p>A U.S. district judge has ruled that the federal government must help Kansas and Arizona enforce their voter registration requirements. Both states require people registering to vote for the first time to prove their citizenship with a document such as a birth certificate.</p><p>Kansas and Arizona asked the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to add those state-specific instructions to the federal voter registration form. Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita says the commission has no authority to deny the request.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:52:10 +0000 Stephen Koranda 52898 at http://kcur.org Opponents Of Photo ID Bill Dominate Missouri Senate Hearing http://kcur.org/post/opponents-photo-id-bill-dominate-missouri-senate-hearing <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on the latest effort by Republicans to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:01:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 50377 at http://kcur.org The Missouri Death Penalty Controversy And Voter ID In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/missouri-death-penalty-controversy-and-voter-id-kansas <p></p><p>Will Missouri inmates on death row face death by firing squad someday? After <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/16/ohio-killer-executed-with-new-lethal-drug-combo/4512651/">a recent debacle in a Ohio execution</a> and shortages of lethal injection drugs, legislators are considering alternative methods.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Brian Ellison talks to death penalty opponents. Later, Kansas Secretary of State Kris&nbsp;Kobach&nbsp;will discuss voter identification laws.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:37:44 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 50335 at http://kcur.org Kansas Democrats Introduce Bill To Amend Voter Registration Law http://kcur.org/post/kansas-democrats-introduce-bill-amend-voter-registration-law <p>The 2014 Kansas legislative session is underway, and on the first day, two lawmakers introduced bills that would reduce a backlog of voter registrations.</p><p>Nearly 20,000 registrations are on hold in Kansas because of a new<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;law that took effect last year requiring people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas to provide documents proving their U.S. citizenship. </span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:56:45 +0000 Stephen Koranda 49733 at http://kcur.org Federal Officials Will Take A Second Look At Kansas Voting Request http://kcur.org/post/federal-officials-will-take-second-look-kansas-voting-request <p>A federal agency has been ordered to take another look at the national voter registration form and consider a change requested by Kansas and Arizona.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two states require proof of citizenship in some cases when registering to vote.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The states want the federal form to include instructions on the document requirement. </span></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:36:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 48404 at http://kcur.org 21,000 Potential Kansas Voters In Limbo http://kcur.org/post/21000-potential-kansas-voters-limbo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tens of thousands of people in Kansas have their voter registrations on hold. That means their votes won&rsquo;t count until they get the situation resolved.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:39:01 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 44271 at http://kcur.org Kansas Voter Registration, Health Marketplaces, Radkey http://kcur.org/post/kansas-voter-registration-health-marketplaces-radkey <p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/21000-potential-kansas-voters-limbo">21,000 Voter Registrations Stalled In Kansas</a></p><p>More than 20,000 people in Kansas have their voter registrations on hold, which means their vote won&#39;t count until the situation is resolved. About 80 percent of these stalled registrations happened at driver&rsquo;s license offices and stem from a new law requiring people to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:50:13 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross, Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan, Alex Smith & Susan B. Wilson 44251 at http://kcur.org Kansas Voter Registration, Health Marketplaces, Radkey Kobach Considering Rule To Create Two Classes Of Voters http://kcur.org/post/kobach-considering-rule-create-two-classes-voters <p>Voter registration applications for more than 12,000 people in Kansas are on hold because of missing documents that could prove U.S. citizenship. A state law that took effect this year requires people who register to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship.</p><p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he's considering a rule change that could allow some of those voters to cast ballots in certain elections.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:36:29 +0000 Stephen Koranda 41295 at http://kcur.org Craigslist Founder Takes On Voter ID Laws By Infographic http://kcur.org/post/craigslist-founder-takes-voter-id-laws-infographic It's about a week after it became available on the Internet but no less interesting now than it was then is the <a href="http://craigconnects.org/voter-protection-infographic">infographic</a> by Craig Newmark, founder of <a href="http://newyork.craigslist.org/">Craigslist</a>, which skewers voter ID laws cropping up in various states. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:16:00 +0000 Frank James 15502 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 30, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-friday-march-30-2012 <p>Kansas City council cuts the buget, the Missouri House passes a medical conscience bill, and a Missouri judge throws out a proposed voter ID amendment. It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:19:33 +0000 Maria Carter 15152 at http://kcur.org Kansas Voters Among First To Vote Under New I.D. Law http://kcur.org/post/kansas-voters-among-first-vote-under-new-id-law <p>Today voters in Johnson County go to the polls for spring primaries. Mission and Prairie Village will vote on Council seats; the city of Shawnee will vote on a new mayor. There have been a handful of elections around Kansas since the controversial new voter I.D. law went into effect January 1st. </p> <p>In the Southwest Kansas town of Cimarron earlier this year, there was one reported problem, but Olathe Republican Representative Scott Schwab, who supports the legislation, says it was small.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:05:32 +0000 Laura Ziegler 13313 at http://kcur.org Kansas Voters Among First To Vote Under New I.D. Law Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 23, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-thursday-february-23-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> Redistricting Agreement For Missouri Senate Reached<br /> Council Delays Decision On Anti-Nuke Initiatives<br /> Kansas Receives Five Bids to Manage Medicaid<br /> Kansas House Moves Up Voter Citizenship Date</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:31:35 +0000 Maria Carter 13020 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, February 23, 2012 Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-february-7-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p> <p> H&amp;R Block Says Its Customers Are Targets Of A Scam<br /> Kansas Lawmakers Consider Joining Compact to Oppose Federal Health Law<br /> Debate On Voter ID Bill Heats Up In the Missouri House<br /> House Committee OKs Tax Credits</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:42:01 +0000 Maria Carter 12070 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, February 7, 2012