Liberal, KS

Now: 37 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 69 °F | Lo: 39 °F

Sunday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 43 °F

Monday

Hi: 71 °F 

Lo: 45 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 44 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 55 °F 

Lo: 41 °F

Thursday

Hi: 64 °F 

Lo: 43 °F

Kansas Can’t Require Proof Of Citizenship

KSCB News - May 18, 2016 3:40 pm

A judge says Kansas can’t require people to show proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote for federal elections at motor vehicle offices.
U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday in a lawsuit over Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship requirements. She put it on hold until May 31 so the state can appeal.
Robinson said that more than 18,000 eligible voters would be disenfranchised in the November federal election under the Kansas law.
The judge says Kansas’ requirements likely violate a provision in the National Voter Registration Act requiring only minimal information to determine voter eligibility.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he plans to appeal.
The American Civil Liberties Union says the ruling sends a signal to other states that may be considering similar registration requirements.

 

Latest Stories

Chamber Looking for Businesses to Participate in Holiday Open House

The Liberal Chamber of Commerce will once again be hosting a City-Wide Holiday Open House. The...

Seward County Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet is November 3rd

The Ducks Unlimited Seward County Banquet is set for Saturday November 3rd, at the Seward County...

VFW to Host Gun and Knife Show

Liberal VFW Post 3166 will host their annual Gun and Knife Show this weekend, Saturday October...