Judge starts sorting out ‘vote anywhere’ lawsuit


A judge on Wednesday tried sorting out whether Secretary of State Scott Schwab ordered counties not to implement a law allowing voters to cast ballots anywhere in the county where they reside.

Shawnee County District Judge Thomas Luedke struggled to find evidence that showed Schwab violated the law by directly telling county officials not to implement the so-called vote anywhere statute that the Legislature passed in 2019.

Luedke said Schwab would be within the law to suggest that counties should not implement the vote anywhere statute.

He said advising counties about what they should do would be very different . . .


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