Government
10:45 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Court Of Appeals Temporarily Suspends Kansas' Voter Citizenship Law

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily suspended an order requiring Kansas and Arizona residents to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote with a national form.

The federal appeals court granted the emergency request by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and voting rights groups.

Yesterday’s decision means Kansas and Arizona voters can continue to register to vote using the federal form without having to document their citizenship.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren had ruled earlier that the agency must immediately modify the federal voter registration form to add the new instructions for Kansas and Arizona voters.

The Court of Appeals' decision temporarily stays Melgren's ruling, giving Kansas and Arizona until Tuesday to respond.