New ballot restrictions on trial at appeals court

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New rules for verifying signatures on advanced mail ballots undercut claims that new election restrictions in Kansas are too heavy-handed for voters, an attorney for the state argued during an appeals court hearing Tuesday.

The Kansas Court of Appeals heard arguments over a new Kansas law that places limits on how many ballots can be delivered by a third party to an election office and imposes signature requirements for advanced ballots sent by mail.

The hearing covered a broad area, including the state Supreme Court's 2019 decision that found that abortion was a protected state right and what . . .

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