NE Kansas County To Issue Own Photo IDs For Voting

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The Douglas County clerk's office plans to issue its own photo identification cards for voters to use at the polls.

County Clerk Jamie Shew was planning to start issuing the ID cards Monday, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. The new system will allow voters who don't have a photo ID to avoid going to the state's Division of Vehicles to obtain one.

A Kansas law taking effect this year requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls. Its enactment was advocated by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who says his office is examining Douglas County's plans.

For voters seeking a card, Shew's office will accept a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or other government documents that show a name or address.


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