proof of citizenship http://kcur.org en Need A Birth Certificate To Vote In Kansas? Douglas County Promises Help http://kcur.org/post/need-birth-certificate-vote-kansas-douglas-county-promises-help <p>The Douglas County clerk says his office will offer financial assistance to residents who need an out-of-state birth certificate to prove their citizenship and comply with Kansas' voter identification law.</p><p>County Clerk Jamie Shew says the current law creates two classes of Kansans: Those who were born in-state and can get a free birth certificate, and those who were born out-of-state and must pay to get a birth certificate.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:12:14 +0000 Elle Moxley 58681 at http://kcur.org Need A Birth Certificate To Vote In Kansas? Douglas County Promises Help 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