State judge upholds ballot restrictions

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A state judge on Monday upheld parts of a new election law that placed limits on how many ballots can be delivered by a third party to an election office and imposed signature requirements for advanced ballots sent by mail.

Shawnee County District Judge Teresa Watson dismissed claims that the signature verification requirement and the so-called "ballot harvesting" restriction violated the state constitution by interfering with voting and the freedom of speech and association.

Watson, appointed to the bench by former Gov. Sam Brownback, did not . . .

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