No rush to require proof of citizenship

It sounds as if the Legislature will ignore Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s urging to start requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote in June rather than January. The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee held its final scheduled meeting of the session Thursday without voting on the legislation. That’s just as well, because the state Division of Motor Vehicles said last week that the $40 million computer upgrade allowing electronic transfer of related documents won’t be ready until August. And the threat of voter fraud, despite Kobach’s fearmongering, will be just as negligible in January as in June.