Kansas became the safest state in the nation in terms of voter security when legislators passed his Secure and Fair Elections Act, Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday. “We went from one of the most vulnerable to the No. 1 state in America,” he said.
Kobach’s comments came during an address at a Sedgwick County Republican Party meeting at the Wichita Area Builders Association office at 730 N. Main.
Kobach said the act has three parts, the first of which goes into effect next year and will require voters to show a photo ID when voting in person.
Beginning in 2013, the law will require election workers to match signatures of those who use mail-in ballots, and it will require new voters to show proof of citizenship when registering to vote for the first time.
Critics say the law wastes state resources by attacking a nonexistent problem while suppressing turnout and preventing some Kansans from registering to vote.
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