Kansas House Re-opens Kobach’s Voter-Citizenship Debate

KSCB News - May 9, 2012 8:17 am

Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s proposal to

start requiring first-time Kansas voters to produce proof of their

U.S. citizenship next month has been revived in the state House.

House members gave the measure first-round approval Tuesday on a

67-53 vote and expect to take final action Wednesday.

Kansas has a proof-of-citizenship requirement for first-time

voters, but it doesn’t take effect until January.

Kobach wants the rule in place June 15, in time for a normal

surge of registrations before a presidential election. Critics say

the requirement will suppress voter turnout.

The House approved a version of Kobach’s proposal in February,

but that measure is stuck in a Senate committee.

Supporters hope if the House passes another version, the Senate

will approve the measure without having its committee consider it



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