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Kobach: No Plans To Ask Lawmakers For Dual-Registration Law

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he has no plans at this time to ask lawmakers to ban voters who use a federal form to register from casting ballots in state and local elections.

Kobach said Wednesday that he believes a judge made legal errors when he ruled last week in favor of voters who challenged his office's "dual registration" system. He says he may appeal or ask the judge to reconsider.

The court found last week that the right to vote under current Kansas law is not tied to the method of registration.

The American Civil Liberties Union says the fact that Kobach is unwilling to go to the Legislature shows just how arbitrarily his office has been behaving, and that they do not believe lawmakers would authorize it.

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