Filing: Kansas in full compliance with voting rights ruling

Judge orders a status report

July 09, 2018 - 8:59 pm

A court filing asserts Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has complied with a court order finding the state's residents are not required to provide documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote.

Kobach told U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson there are no longer any registrations in suspense or cancelled for lack of citizenship documents.

The joint status report filed Sunday informs Robinson that Kobach is in full compliance with her order that all registrants receive the same information from county election offices and vote using the same poll books.

In her ruling last month, Robinson cited Kobach's "well-documented history" of avoiding the court's orders. She ordered a status report 30 days before the August primary to ensure effective relief for voters is not denied or otherwise undermined by Kobach.

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