The Sedgwick County Elections Office has received instructions from the Kansas Secretary of State’s office to adhere to a new voting rule put in place last week.
The decision was made by the new executive director of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission.
According to the Secretary of State's office, the decision means Kansas residents can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.
In most other states, no such documentation is needed to register; voters need only sign a sworn statement.