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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:50 PM

Judge OKs Voter Registration Rules in 3 States for Now

Source: Associated Press

Judge OKs Voter Registration Rules in 3 States for Now

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WICHITA, Kan. Jun 29, 2016, 8:12 PM ET

Residents of Kansas, Georgia and Alabama will have to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote for federal elections using a national form, a judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon sided against a coalition of voting rights groups that sued a U.S. elections official who changed the proof-of-citizenship requirements on the federal registration form at the request of the three states and without public notice. Residents of other states only need to swear that they are citizens, not show proof.

Leon refused to issue a temporary injunction sought by voting rights advocates to overturn the move by Brian Newby, the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, until the case can be decided on its merits at trial. No trial date has been set.

Chris Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, said the group plans to appeal Leon's decision "to protect the critical rights of voters in these three states, especially during this election year."

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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:59 PM

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