Kansas Legislature approves Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s voter ID bill

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Kansas Legislature approves Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s voter ID bill, sent to Gov. Brownback for signature

By Scott Rothschild

March 29, 2011

TOPEKA — Starting next year, all voters will be required to show photo ID before casting a ballot under legislation sent to Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday.

The House approved Senate changes to the bill on a 111-11 vote. Brownback has said he supports the proposal.

The legislation was championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, who made allegations of voter fraud a major issue in his successful race for office.

The Senate, however, trimmed back a couple of Kobach’s provisions.

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