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Kansas Voters Can Be On Hold For Years

Associated Press - September 23, 2013 8:03 pm

Federal election officials are asking a federal judge to stay his order that the agency help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship.

Federal election officials are asking a federal judge to stay his order that the agency help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship.

As Kansas election officials deal with prospective voters who’ve not yet complied with a proof-of-citizenship law, hundreds of registrations have remained on hold for more than a year for other reasons, an Associated Press computer analysis shows.

The analysis of state data suggests that registrations being put on hold now over the proof-of-citizenship requirement could remain in limbo as next year’s elections approach.

Those registrations have ballooned to more than 21,500 since the law took effect in January, requiring new voters to produce papers proving their U.S. citizenship when registering.

The AP used an open records request to obtain the statewide list of registrations on hold as of Friday. Some 3,500 pre-date this year’s proof-of-citizenship law. More than 2,500 – or almost 12 percent – are more than a year old.

rocking grandma

September 24, 2013 at 8:50 am

Maybe the reason why there is a hold on their applications is that they are illegal and have no proof of citizenship.

Bob Bowser

September 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

I want to know what the opponents of this law have planned in order to PROTECT my vote from being cancelled by an illegitimate vote?
MY legitimate voter rights are suppressed everytime an illegitimate vote is cast.

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