voter registration

Kansas Statehouse
7:58 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Kansas Voter Registration Deadline Bill Headed To Brownback

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.

The bill would move the deadline from the current two weeks before the election to about two months before a primary. Supporters of the bill say it protects Kansas primaries from meddling by people in other political parties who want to sway the outcome.

"Stealing elections and manipulating elections is not what the democratic process is about," says Sen. Julia Lynn, a Republican from Olathe.

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Government
7:19 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Social Worker Voter Registration Efforts

The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) has again come under the microscope of an interim legislative committee looking into whether state agencies are operating efficiently.

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Government
3:43 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

ACLU Ready to File Lawsuit Over Kan. Voter Registration Law

The American Civil Liberties Union says in a letter that it's ready to go to court over a voter registration law in Kansas.

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.

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.

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Government
8:36 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Kobach Considering Rule To Create Two Classes Of Voters

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.

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.

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Government
9:47 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Kansas Board Rejects Voter Registration Change

A state regulatory board has rejected a proposed change to voter registration rules requiring Kansans to show proof of citizenship.

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.

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Government
7:36 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Tuesday Is Kan. Deadline To Register To Vote In November

A voter in Topeka enters a polling place during a recent special election.
Stephen Koranda Kansas Public Radio

A deadline is looming to register to vote in Kansas time for the fall election. The cutoff in Kansas is Tuesday, October 16th.

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Voting
10:07 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Campus Organizers Worry About Political Apathy

Student activists at Kansas City Community College worry young people are not as  interested in the upcoming elections as they should be.

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Kansas Statehouse
2:17 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

House Votes To Move Up Voters' Citizenship Requirement

The Kansas House has endorsed a plan that would require some potential voters to prove their U.S. citizenship before the November election.

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