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  •  from the looks of it... (2+ / 0-)
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    Puddytat, AnnieJo

    Kansas does the opposite...

    4: Proof of right to vote. The legislature shall provide by law for proper proofs of the right of suffrage.

    Kansas Constitution Article 5

    I'd argue that the legislature was tasked specifically with doing this in Kansas.  Sounds like the commenter is stuck in the same situation I'm on here in in Indiana, where voter Id was first implemented.  

    I have moved from North Dakota, the state woth arguably the least restrictive voting systems in the cointry (it doesn't even have voter registration.  You just prove that you live in the district with ID, a uti'ity bill, or a signed affidavit, and you can vote) to Illinois, where I still at least could get an absentee ballot without needing to give a reason and vote waaaay early if I wanted to, to Indiana, where ear'y voting is inconvenient, Voter ID was invented, and the polls close at 6.

    I feel your pain.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. -- Senator Carl Schurz(MO-1899)

    by Adam Blomeke on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 09:06:08 PM PDT

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    •  In lieu of a lawsuit... (2+ / 0-)
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      Puddytat, AnnieJo

      i'd push to amend the state constitution.  Looks like that has to go through the legislature(something else that should be fixed...).  

      Badly written state constitutions suck.  I'm learning this the hard way...

      My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. -- Senator Carl Schurz(MO-1899)

      by Adam Blomeke on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 09:12:13 PM PDT

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