Daily Archives: Feb. 6, 2012

Opponents criticize effort to move up start date of citizenship requirement for voter registration

TOPEKA – Kansas is ill-prepared to ensure poor, elderly, minority and transient Kansans have convenient access to documents and ID cards that will allow them to cast a ballot in elections this year, voter advocates said this morning.

Louis Goseland, who represents the KanVote group fighting voter suppression, said he and others in Wichita have tested agencies to see if they’re prepared for voter ID laws now in effect and that those agencies seem uninformed and unprepared to help would-be voters.

“It’s just been one thing after another,” he told the House Elections Committee this morning. Read More »