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November 22, 2013


Kansas Sued Over Voter Registration Requirements

The American Civil Liberties Union "is suing Kansas over the state's refusal to allow residents to vote in state elections without showing proof of citizenship," USA Today reports.

"Under a new law, Kansas requires new voters to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. A Supreme Court ruling in June, however, requires that states accept federal standards for voter registration: Voters must swear they are U.S. citizens but aren't required to show a document. As a result, nearly 18,000 voters in Kansas who registered to vote for the first time this year can vote in federal elections but not in state or local contests because they have not submitted documents proving citizenship."














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