Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kansas Court Extends Ban on Dual Registration Voting System Through November

A Kansas Shawnee County Judge has ruled that 17,500 voters can participate in State and Local races as well as Federal ones in Kansas Primary Election. “Losing one’s vote is an irreparable harm in my opinion,” Judge Larry Hendricks said in his Bench ruling.

The State Board had approved a rule saying people could vote only in Federal Elections, not State and Local ones, if they registered at DMV offices but failed to provide Proof of Citizenship as required by Kansas law. It was meant to put the State in compliance with a recent ruling by a Federal Judge to let these voters vote under the Federal “Motor-Voter” law.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach contended that the Federal ruling applied only to Federal Elections and that the State’s Proof of Citizenship requirement still barred these voters from casting votes in State and Local races.

Now the Court extends their ruling for the General Election.

It requires Kansas officials to notify Dual Registration voters that they can vote in All Elections this November.

CLICK HERE to read the five page (PDF) order.

ACLU's press release says that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has finally agreed to recognize all voters who filled out voter registration forms, and to inform them that they are properly registered and can vote in all General election races. He made this concession shortly before he had to face Contempt of Court charges.

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