Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's
(KOH'-bahk's) legislation to require voters to show photo
identification at the polls has won first-round approval in the
The House voted 78-36 Thursday to advance the bill to final
action, suggesting it has more than enough support to pass when
that vote is taken Friday.
Besides the photo ID requirement, the bill would require people
who register to vote for the first time in the state to prove they
It also increases the penalties for election crimes.