Kansas has been the epicenter of a movement to undermine the right to vote. In recent years, elections officials here created new voting restrictions, making it more difficult for eligible citizens to register to vote and to cast a ballot. Under one of the nation’s most restrictive voter registration requirements -- the “papers please” requirement compelling eligible citizens to produce a birth certificate, passport, or similar document in order to register -- tens of thousands of Kansans struggled to find those documents, or simply did not have them. Since they could not produce a piece of paper, they were prevented from registering and were disenfranchised.  Just three other states had a similar requirement.

In June 2018, however, a federal district court struck down these illegal voter restrictions related to citizenship documents in Fish v. Kobach, a lawsuit brought by the ACLU. 

Our Let Kansas Vote! Campaign focuses on four major initiatives:

For more information about any of these initiatives, contact us. You can also learn more and join our Election Protection efforts or access our Know Your Voting Rights resources.


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