Category Archives: Kansas

A Bad Year for Kansas’s Kobach and Newby

By: Norma Volkmer It has not been a good year for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Johnson County, Kansas Election Commissioner Brian Newby. Newby is currently the executive director of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission, where in … Continue reading

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Kansas 0-3 in Voter ID Lawsuits

By: Norma Volkmer Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, narrowly avoided contempt charges in September 2016 which would have been the cherry on top for those in opposition to Kansas’s proof-of-citizenship requirement. The requirement, which requires anyone registering to vote in … Continue reading

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KS: Lack of Election Post-Audit Leaves Uncertainty in the Sunflower State

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Does anyone really watch the watchman? In Kansas, the state’s lack of an election post-audit is raising some questions, and a university professor wants to run the numbers on electronic voting machines in and around the … Continue reading

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In Kansas, 90 Days to Prove Citizenship

Is 90 days enough time to comply with proof-of-citizenship voter registration requirements? In Kansas, at least 31,000 presumably qualified electors who have attempted to complete applications to register to vote will see their applications deleted under new administrative regulations in … Continue reading

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Kansas’ Secretary of State: Protecting Voter Privacy, or Politics as Usual?

by Katherine Paige A U.S. District Court ruling handed down Wednesday in Kansas granted disclosure of the names of provisional ballot voters to candidates in a tightly contested state house race, thereby clarifying the scope of voter privacy protection under … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Kansas: Redistricting School Science Standards

by Katherine Paige Tornado season may be over, but the run up to the 2012 election kicked up a quite a storm in Kansas. From an investigation into President Obama’s citizenship launched by the Secretary of State in response to … Continue reading

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Sending out an SOS: The National Association of Secretaries of State Summer Conference

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) held its annual summer conference in Daniels, WV from July 10-13 this past summer. Much of the conference was geared toward preparation for the 2012 Election cycle. A number of prominent speakers, … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Vote Early, Vote Often (Even if You’re Dead): An 81-year-old Oregon man was sentenced to 12 months in jail and a $5,000 fine for voting as both his deceased brother and son. SAFE Voting in Kansas: Kansas’ Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – Another week, another challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Shelby County in Alabama is seeking an injunction against Attorney General Holder to … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

This weekly wrap up is a little late, since we posted a summary of our Symposium on Friday instead of our typical weekly wrap up.   To anyone who was waiting with bated breath for the latest news in state election … Continue reading

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