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The Kansas Secretary of State's office says new Kansas driver's licenses could not be scanned on electronic poll books across the state during last week's local elections.

Elections Director Bryan Caskey said Monday that did not keep anyone from voting because poll workers manually type in names if scanners can't read the bar codes. He noted other acceptable voter IDs for elections, such as passports, can't be scanned.

Kansas began issuing new driver's licenses that are Real ID compliant in August.

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Fifteen more early voting sites open today around Sedgwick County before next week’s local general election.

Registered voters can cast their advance ballots at any of the sites, or at the Sedgwick County Election Office in downtown Wichita.

See a map of voting sites here.

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The deadline to register to vote in Sedgwick County for next month's general election is on Tuesday.

Residents in the Wichita Public School District can vote next month for any candidate running for school board, no matter which board district they live in – which is causing confusion for many area voters.

See a map of BOE districts here.

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The American Civil Liberties Union launched a national voting rights campaign during a Sunday night event in Lawrence that was broadcast online throughout the country. It was the start of a grassroots effort, called Let People Vote, which the ACLU says is a chance to go on the offensive.

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This is the first year that Kansas is holding local elections in the fall. The Secretary of State's office is viewing the general election in November as an important test of the new system.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is leading the second meeting of President Trump’s election integrity commission in New Hampshire Tuesday.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is touting a controversial multi-state voter database as a key resource in response to U.S. Department of Justice questions about Kansas’ compliance with federal voting law.

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The Sedgwick County Commission is seeking state approval to do voting machine audits regularly. The commission is working to get legislation passed in 2018 that will allow audits of election results.

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach highlighted some state policies Wednesday as he helped lead the first meeting of a federal election integrity commission.

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