Government
7:29 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Voting Fix Proposed After 11,000 Delayed Voter Registrations

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.

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.

A new state computer system that was supposed to provide that verification to the secretary of state hasn't started sending the information to election officials.

The rule change would allow those individuals to cast a provisional vote in the next election and then bring proof of citizenship to election officials before the votes are certified.