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Wed Apr 3, 2019, 03:39 PM

Kansas lawmakers agree to bundle election bills

Kansas lawmakers reached a deal to bundle a handful of election-related bills Tuesday morning, including one that would require county clerks to attempt to contact voters whose advance ballots lack a valid signature.

Members of Senate and House election committees quickly negotiated a package that also involves school board elections, township oaths and the ability for an election officer to grant access to all polling sites to all county residents on election day.

All of the bills originated in the Senate. The House last week combined the ballot signatures with the polling access and passed the proposals on a 124-0 vote.

The Senate never considered the polling access, but lawmakers appeared confident the deal would be well-received.

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190402/kansas-lawmakers-agree-to-bundle-election-bills

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