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Push To End Kansas Proof-Of-Citizenship Rule Falters

Associated Press - September 4, 2013 6:20 am

A legislative effort to repeal a Kansas law requiring new voters to show proof of U.S. citizenship when registering has stalled.

The House refused Tuesday to consider a proposal to rescind the policy, which took effect in January.

The proposal from Wichita Democrat Jim Ward would have allowed new voters to simply affirm that they are citizens, rather than requiring them to produce papers.

The Republican-controlled House ruled the proposal out of order. Ward offered it as an amendment to a bill revising a law on sentencing of some convicted murderers.

The registration law is designed to prevent non-citizens from voting. But the registrations of more than 15,000 legal Kansas residents are on hold because they have yet to provide proper documents.

Iggy p Daily

September 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

I believe everyone should be able to produce some type of documentation. Until our government stops protecting everyone in the world but its own citizens and stops the invasion of our country from Mexico this has to be done. Further elections have become so corrupt something must be put in place.

Red Neck

September 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

How do they know 15,000 people living in Kansas are legal that have a hold put on for not having proper id? Further how many of those 15,000 are real people?


September 5, 2013 at 8:39 am

how exactly do you prove your citizenship? someone please explain.

Denise Riat

September 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I would say, birth certificate?

Fuchs Mi

September 6, 2013 at 1:50 am

A citizen in the US has a long paper trail would not be hard to prove citizenship.

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