Salina, KS

Now: 36 °

Currently: Fog

Hi: 57 ° | Lo: 32 °

Kansas Board OKs Rule to Reject Votes Over Citizenship Rule

KSAL StaffJuly 12, 2016

A Kansas board has approved a temporary rule requiring county election officials to throw out thousands of votes cast in state and local races by people who have registered without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship.

The State Rules and Regulations Board’s action Tuesday came only a day before Kansas opens advance voting for its Aug. 2 primary.

The rule was sought by Secretary of State Kris Kobach and will be in effect for 120 days, through the Nov. 8 general election.

The affected voters registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship papers as required by a 2013 state law. About 17,000 are in that category.

A federal judge ruled in May that federal law requires the state to register them as voters for federal races.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Changes Coming For Kansas License Buyers

December 2, 2017 10:15 am

Proposed Kansas Tyson Plant Paused

November 21, 2017 6:19 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Kansas Academy of Mathema...
January 20, 2018Comments
“Storm Fury” ...
January 20, 2018Comments
$356,873 Super Kansas Cas...
January 19, 2018Comments
Daddy Daughter Valentine ...
January 19, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018