House committee shelves bill easing voter registration law


A House committee late Thursday afternoon derailed a bill that would have made it easier to vote by removing a state-imposed deadline for registering to cast a ballot in an election.

The House Elections Committee voted 7-5 to shelve the legislation that would have allowed Kansans to register to vote any time when county government offices are open, including Election Day.

Voters registering within 20 days of an upcoming election would have been required to cast a provisional ballot that would have been tallied if . . .


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