Archive for June 7th, 2011

Op-ed, Sec. of State Kris Kobach – the Kansas SAFE Act strengthens the integrity of elections

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Drafted by my office, the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections Act (SAFE Act) combines three elements to do just that – protect the franchise.  The new law (1) a requires voters to present photo IDs when voting in person; (2) requires absentee voters to present a full driver’s license number and have their signatures verified; and (3) requires all newly registered voters to prove citizenship.  Although other states have enacted one or two of these reforms, Kansas is the only state to enact all three. (more…)