Kansas Senate approves array of election law changes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved an array of changes to state election laws dealing with the use of social media by campaigns and regulations on political signs.

The chamber voted 27-11 Saturday to approve the measure. It now goes to the House for consideration.

The bill would waive the mandatory note indicating a political message was paid for by a campaign when it appears on a social media platform that limits messages to 200 characters or less.

State political campaigns have had difficulty including the note when tweeting because Twitter allows a maximum of 140 characters.

The bill also would bar cities and counties from enforcing restrictions on the placement of political signs during the 30 days before an election and the seven days following it.

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