OLATHE, Kan. (AP) – Election officials in Kansas’ most populous county didn’t offer the easiest option for registering to vote until the day before voter registration ended.
The American Civil Liberties Union told The Associated Press it’s trying to determine whether other counties were doing the same thing. The Kansas City Star reports Johnson County election officials until Monday only offered a form that requires documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote. After the newspaper questioned whether doing so violated the National Voter Registration Act, the office began providing a federal form that simply requires people to attest they are citizens. Recent court decisions have blocked Kansas from requiring proof-of-citizenship documents from people who register when getting their driver’s license or when using the federal form. Voter registration ends Tuesday in Kansas.
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