10th Circ. Affirms Halt Of Kansas Voter Registration Law

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Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 8:32 PM EDT) — The Tenth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision to stop the implementation of a Kansas law requiring voters to provide documentary proof that they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote, finding Wednesday that the law is preempted by federal regulations.

Because the federal National Voter Registration Act requires that states collect the “minimum amount of information” needed to ensure that applicants filling out voter registration forms as part of driver’s license applications are eligible to vote and have not filled out a duplicate form, the…

Source: Law360