Kansas Democrats say they’re increasing efforts to help voters navigate recent court rulings that affect the state’s voting laws. Democratic Party officials say they have established a hotline to answer questions and they’re recruiting people to work as poll watchers on Election Day.
Paul Davis is a former Democratic state lawmaker. He says recent court rulings mean some people who previously had suspended registrations will now be able to vote.
“There’s a lot of confusion out there, and we are going to need more and more people to help make sure that we’re following the law and everybody who’s eligible to vote can cast a ballot and have it counted,” says Davis.
State law says people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas must prove their citizenship with a document such as a birth certificate. Davis says recent court rulings mean that rule doesn’t apply to people who register to vote at the DMV or with the federal voter registration form.
The Party is taking voting questions at 913-732-DEMS or firstname.lastname@example.org