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Ford County spends $100,000 in voting access case

“We hope future election officials will invest this money in making it easier to vote rather than defending decisions that disenfranchise their constituents,” said Lauren Bonds, interim executive director for the ACLU of Kansas.

February 25, 2019


Last year, the polling location was changed to the community room at the Kansas City, Kansas South Patrol police station. Some voters in the district expressed their concern that casting their votes at a police station was intimidating to some voters and kept others from turning out to vote.

February 21, 2019

Trustees’ decision irks some residents

“It’s the fact that this is a government entity organization and they’ve created a space that’s explicitly for the public to give feedback to public officials... Any time when you’re closing a public forum or limiting speech within a public forum, there’s going to be implications there," Bonds said.

February 16, 2019

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