There was confusion today – over voter registration as early voting begins. And at least some of the confusion stems from the state’s new dual registration voting system. Most people who vote at the Butler County courthouse find the experience quick and easy. Your photo identification is scanned and you’re good to go. But County Clerk Don Engels says since the law changed in January, 2013 some 300 people have filed incomplete or inaccurate voter registration forms.
“in most cases, it’s proof of citizenship that is the hold up even though it may be other missing information”, Engels said.
A Kansas judge recently upheld a dual voting system allowing either a federal or state voter registration form. A federal form without proof of citizenship, could mean only the votes for federal offices may count for that voter. The clerk’s office has been calling those whose forms are problematic.
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