TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says there’s no need to consider a so-called dual voter registration system in light of a federal judge’s ruling about the state’s proof-of-citizenship law for new voters.
Under a dual registration system, voters using a state registration form and documenting their U.S. citizenship would be allowed to vote in all races.
Others could register with a federal form but vote only in presidential, congressional and U.S. Senate races. The federal form requires only that voters sign a statement saying they’re citizens.
Kobach praised a ruling Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita ordering the federal government to modify its national registration form to help Kansas and Arizona enforce their proof-of-citizenship laws.
Before the decision, Kobach was considering a dual registration system.