Voter ID Education -- Kris Kobach in Overland Park on Thursday morning, in Leavenworth Thursday afternoon

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is on a state-wide tour, to educate voters and answer questions about the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections Act of 2011 (SAFE Act).

The tour wraps up in Leavenworth and Overland Park on Thursday, June 14.  Visit www.GotVoterID.com to learn more.  From the Web site:


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Overland Park, 9:30-11 a.m.
M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210

Leavenworth, 3:30-5 p.m.
Leavenworth Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade, Leavenworth KS 66048


Here is a fact sheet (PDF) on the new Photo ID law.


Here is more information from GotVoterID.com:


If you’re a registered voter, bring one of these to the polls:
Driver’s License, Nondriver ID Card, Concealed Carry Handgun License, U.S. Passport, Government Employee ID, U.S. Military ID, Kansas College ID, Government Public Assistance ID or Indian Tribe ID. (See List of IDs for more detailed descriptions.)

Changes in Kansas Voting Law

On April 18, 2011, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (S.A.F.E.) Act into law. Sponsored by the Office of the Kansas Secretary of State, this website contains information every voter should know about changes impacting elections under the S.A.F.E. law.

Starting January 1, 2012:

  1. Kansas voters must show photographic identification when casting a vote in person; and
  2. Kansas voters must have their signature verified and include a copy of an acceptable form of photographic identification or provide a full Kansas driver’s license or nondriver ID number when voting by mail.

Starting January 1, 2013:

Persons registering to vote for the first time in Kansas must prove U.S. citizenship when registering to vote.



Here is a video about the voter ID education campaign from the Secretary of State’s office.





Connect with Benjamin Hodge at FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle PlusThe Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas.  He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party, and was founder of the modern Overland Park Republican Party.  His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRAKansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).


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