voter registration http://kmuw.org en More Groups Want To Join Opposition Against Kansas Voter Citizenship Law http://kmuw.org/post/more-groups-want-join-opposition-against-kansas-voter-citizenship-law <p>The national League of Women Voters and the group's Kansas and Arizona chapters want to intervene in a federal lawsuit over proof-of-citizenship laws in the two states.</p><p>The groups filed their requests in a federal court case in Kansas on Thursday.</p><p>The national advocacy group Common Cause, three Arizona-based Hispanic-rights groups, and an Arizona political consultant also filed requests to intervene.</p><p>Kansas and Arizona and Secretaries of State Kris Kobach and Ken Bennett filed the lawsuit in August.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:37:13 +0000 Associated Press 26659 at http://kmuw.org Number Of 'On Hold' Kansas Voter Registrations Rising Again http://kmuw.org/post/number-hold-kansas-voter-registrations-rising-again <p>The number of voter registrations on hold in Kansas is rising again.</p><p>The state's new proof-of-citizenship requirement has many new voters in limbo until they prove they're U.S. citizens.</p><p>Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office says that almost 17,700 registrations are on hold now.</p><p>Those "on hold" have not yet provided a birth certificate, passport or other papers documenting their U.S. citizenship to election officials.</p><p>The figure peaked at about 18,500 in October but then dropped to fewer than 17,200.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Associated Press 26605 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Voter Citizenship Law Finds New Opposition In Several Arizona Groups http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-voter-citizenship-law-finds-new-opposition-several-arizona-groups <p>Several Arizona groups want to join a lawsuit opposing efforts by Kansas and Arizona to force a federal agency to help the states' enforce their proof-of-citizenship rules for new voters.</p><p>A motion to intervene was filed Wednesday in federal court in Wichita by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the Arizona Advocacy Network, League of United Latin American Citizens of Arizona and Arizona state Senator Steve Gallardo.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:38:23 +0000 Associated Press 26285 at http://kmuw.org Kansas, Arizona Seek Order On Voter Citizenship Laws http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-arizona-seek-order-voter-citizenship-laws <p>Kansas and Arizona are asking a court to force the Federal Election Assistance Commission to quickly modify voter registration forms so the states can fully enforce new proof-of-citizenship laws. The states want the commission to change the national mail-in voter registration form to include specific proof-of-citizenship instructions for Kansas and Arizona residents.<br /><br />The two states filed a request Wednesday for a preliminary injunction in their lawsuit against the EAC.<br /><br />They want a hearing by or shortly after November 12.<br /> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:27:13 +0000 Associated Press 25305 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Voter Registrations Can Be On Hold For Years http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-voter-registrations-can-be-hold-years <p></p><p>As Kansas election officials deal with prospective voters who've not yet complied with a proof-of-citizenship law, hundreds of registrations have remained on hold for more than a year for other reasons. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:44:39 +0000 Associated Press 23859 at http://kmuw.org Group Seeks Repeal Of Kansas Voter Citizenship Law http://kmuw.org/post/group-seeks-repeal-kansas-voter-citizenship-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 100 people from the Wichita-based voter advocacy group </span>KanVote<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rallied at the State House Tuesday&nbsp;urging legislators to repeal the new voter law. But their effort immediately stalled.</span><br><br>The NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and Equality Kansas have also called publicly for the law's repeal.<br><br>More than 15,900 legal Kansas residents' voter registrations are "on hold" because they have yet to provide proper documents; until then, they can't legally vote.<br> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:32:55 +0000 Associated Press 22908 at http://kmuw.org Kris Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Sue Federal Election Commission http://kmuw.org/post/kris-kobach-and-arizona-secretary-state-sue-federal-election-commission <p>Kansas and Arizona officials have filed a federal lawsuit to try require voter applicants to show proof of citizenship.</p><p>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filed the lawsuit today in federal court in Topeka.</p><p>The suit seeks to change federal voter registration forms to require documents proving citizenship. Currently, the forms require that an applicant make an oath affirming citizenship.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:52:53 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 22270 at http://kmuw.org Kris Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Sue Federal Election Commission Voting Fix Proposed After 11,000 Delayed Voter Registrations http://kmuw.org/post/voting-fix-proposed-after-11000-delayed-voter-registrations <p>A state board is meeting to consider proposed temporary rules and regulation changes to the Kansas law regarding proof of citizenship for newly registered voters.<br><br>Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proposing the rules Tuesday in response to a glitch that caused delays to some 11,000 voter registration applications. Kansas started requiring that new applications to register to vote in the state also include proof of citizenship.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:29:21 +0000 Associated Press 20458 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 10.16.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-101612 <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); "><b style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; ">Tuesday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In Kansas</b></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:12:54 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 7103 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 10.16.12