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Voter Complaints Surface in Johnson County

Despite a court order clearing the way for them to vote this November, Kansans who applied at the DMV were still being told they would need to provide proof of citizenship up through the October 18th registration deadline. Reporter Elle (“Ellie”) Moxley has more.


Elle Moxley is a reporter for KCUR Radio, a partner with Kansas Public Radio is a statewide collaboration to cover Kansas elections this year. #KS2016

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When Melissa Boohar registered to vote at the Olathe D-M-V on October 15th, she was surprised to get a receipt saying she would still need to provide proof of citizenship. Boohar knew that wasn’t right – a judge had ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to tell voters who’d registered at the D-M-V they could vote in federal, state and local elections.
      “That had been challenged in court and struck down. I had already heard that happened.”
Turns out, the language printed on D-M-V receipts for registering to vote didn’t change until Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Revenue. That’s the day after voter registration for the November election closed in Kansas.  I’m Elle Moxley.
 
 

Voter Complaints Surface in Johnson County:

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