As a second snowstorm threatened Kansas and Tuesday’s primary election, Secretary of State Kris Kobach took the welcome step of extending the hours for early voting on Monday while noting state law doesn’t allow for an election to be postponed. In a state prone to extreme weather, shouldn’t there be some flexibility to ensure citizens are able to vote? V. Kay Curtis, spokeswoman for Kobach’s office, later told The Eagle editorial board that the Legislature could give the secretary of state discretion to change election dates other than November general elections. But “the date for the November election is set forth in the Kansas Constitution, so changing that date would take a constitutional amendment,” Curtis said.
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