Kobach still wants voting change; court rejects Arizona law

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is still pushing lawmakers to change the date when new voters will have to provide proof of citizenship in order to register. The requirement is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, but Kobach wants it to start this June 15. Meanwhile, last week an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Arizona’s law requiring evidence of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote, saying the requirement violated the National Voting Rights Act. A three-judge appellate panel also struck down the law last October.