voter registration http://kcur.org en Kansas Voter Registration Deadline Bill Headed To Brownback http://kcur.org/post/kansas-voter-registration-deadline-bill-headed-brownback <p>The Kansas Senate has passed a bill that bars people from switching the political party on their voter registration in the final weeks before a primary election.</p><p>The bill would move the deadline from the current two weeks before the election to about two months before a primary.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of the bill say it protects Kansas primaries from meddling by people in other political parties who want to sway the outcome. </span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:58:32 +0000 Stephen Koranda 52573 at http://kcur.org Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Social Worker Voter Registration Efforts http://kcur.org/post/mo-lawmakers-criticize-social-worker-voter-registration-efforts <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS)&nbsp;</a>has again come under the microscope of an interim legislative committee looking into whether state agencies are operating efficiently.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:19:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 42635 at http://kcur.org ACLU Ready to File Lawsuit Over Kan. Voter Registration Law http://kcur.org/post/aclu-ready-file-lawsuit-over-kan-voter-registration-law <p>The American Civil Liberties Union says in a letter that it's ready to go to court over a voter registration law in Kansas.</p><p>The law requires people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas to prove their citizenship with a document such as a birth certificate. More than 12,000 voter registration applications have been put on hold because of that requirement.</p><p>Doug Bonney is with the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. He says the law, which was strongly championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, puts unnecessary hurdles in front of voters.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:43:37 +0000 Stephen Koranda 41909 at http://kcur.org 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 Kansas Board Rejects Voter Registration Change http://kcur.org/post/kansas-board-rejects-voter-registration-change <p>A state regulatory board has rejected a proposed change to voter registration rules requiring Kansans to show proof of citizenship.</p><p>The rules took effect in January. Since then, around 12,000 voter registration applications have been missing citizenship documents. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach pushed for the citizenship law, and for the proposed rule change.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:47:41 +0000 Stephen Koranda 40346 at http://kcur.org Tuesday Is Kan. Deadline To Register To Vote In November http://kcur.org/post/tuesday-kan-deadline-register-vote-november <p>A deadline is looming to register to vote in Kansas time for the fall election. The cutoff in Kansas is Tuesday, October 16th.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:36:57 +0000 Stephen Koranda 25996 at http://kcur.org Tuesday Is Kan. Deadline To Register To Vote In November Campus Organizers Worry About Political Apathy http://kcur.org/post/campus-organizers-worry-about-political-apathy-0 <p>Student activists at Kansas City Community College worry young people are not as&nbsp; interested in the upcoming elections as they should be.</p><p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:07:53 +0000 Laura Ziegler 25229 at http://kcur.org Campus Organizers Worry About Political Apathy House Votes To Move Up Voters' Citizenship Requirement http://kcur.org/post/house-votes-move-voters-citizenship-requirement <p>The Kansas House has endorsed a plan that would require some potential voters to prove their U.S. citizenship before the November election. The bill moves ahead a requirement for people to prove citizenship when registering to vote for the first time in Kansas. That law is currently set to take effect in January 2013. The House bill would move it to June of this year.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:17:32 +0000 Stephen Koranda 12977 at http://kcur.org House Votes To Move Up Voters' Citizenship Requirement