ACLU, Kobach back in court over Kansas voter rule

This April 22, 2013 file photo shows Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
This April 22, 2013 file photo shows Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are heading to court again in their battle over Kobach’s attempts to enforce a proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters.

The ACLU hoped a Shawnee County judge would use Friday’s hearing to review its request for a temporary injunction to keep Kobach from imposing a new policy for the state’s Aug. 5 primary elections.

Kobach has said that Kansas residents who register with a national form will be allowed to complete full ballots, but only their votes in congressional races will be counted.

The national registration form does not require voters to submit documentation of their U.S. citizenship. The state’s registration form does.

 

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