Democrats eye bill on Kansas voter ID law

Voting (KSN File Photo)
Voting (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Two Democratic legislators from Wichita plan to introduce legislation next week to address an issue with the Kansas voter registration laws that have more than 15,000 applications in limbo.

State Rep. Jim Ward and Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau announced Wednesday that they would file bills to fix the law during a special session of the Legislature set to open Tuesday. The registration applications are in suspense until the applicants provide proof of citizenship to election officials.

A new law took effect Jan. 1 requiring all first-time applicants to vote to provide proof of citizenship.

Ward feels legislators should act next week to fix the problem and allow the registrations to be finalized and people allowed to vote. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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