Notice of the meeting went out late Monday night and the meeting took place Tuesday morning, Woodall writes. Advanced voting for the Aug. 2 primary began today. All 165 seats in the Kansas legislature are up for election this year. The Senate has 32 Republicans and eight Democrats and the House has 97 Republicans and 28 Democrats.
"Federal law allows people to register to vote in motor vehicle offices across the country," Woodall writes. "In June, a federal appeals court upheld U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson’s preliminary injunction ordering Kansas to allow people who register without proving U.S. citizenship to vote in the upcoming races for president, U.S. Senate and U.S. House. Under the rule, such voters will receive provisional ballots, which will be set aside at polling places to be examined later. But county election officials won’t count their votes in state and local races or local ballot questions." (Read more)