ACLU questions Atchison’s decision to shut down primary voter registration early


The deadline for registering to vote in the August statewide primary is July 12.

Everywhere in Kansas, it seems, except in the city of Atchison.

The city of Atchison stopped registering new voters on June 23, drawing the ire of residents and a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union that the move violated federal law.

Registration for voting closed on June 23 because the city called a special sales tax election to raise money for streets for July 14.

The election date meant that the deadline for registering to . . .


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