A task force appointed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is having its first meeting about a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
The task force is made up of 17 county election officials and plans to convene Tuesday. The group is helping Kobach draft detailed rules for putting the voter ID law into effect. The voter ID requirement starts next year.
In 2013, people registering to vote for the first time will have to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship. Kobach championed both policies and says the rules will flesh out the new requirements.
For example, he says, they’ll provide guidance on what election workers should do when photos on people’s IDs look nothing like them.