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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 07:43 PM

Affidavit form for free (Kansas) birth certificates will be online

Topeka State officials say an affidavit needed to obtain a free Kansas birth certificate will be online sometime this week.

A birth certificate is one of the documents that can be used to get a new voter photo identifications. Under a new state law, people may use a birth certificate to get a photo ID if they don't have any of the other 12 acceptable items to prove U.S. citizenship.

An application to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is required to get the free birth certificate and have the usual $15 fee waived. People also must swear they will use the birth certificate to obtain a voter photo ID or to register to vote.

The Wichita Eagle reports the affidavits will be available at KDHE's website kdheks.gov.


http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/jan/30/forms-free-birth-certificates-will-be-online/

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jberryhill Jan 2012 #1
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beyurslf Feb 2012 #4
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Response to Mabus (Original post)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 07:45 PM

1. "online" is not "free"

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 09:00 PM

2. But they are waiving the $15 fee for the birth certificate

so it can be used as an ID for voting and that is huge.

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Response to Mabus (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 30, 2012, 10:52 PM

3. Yeah - anybody with a computer and internet access

Can save $15.

Whoopee!

Oh, yeah, and a printer.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 11:25 PM

4. If you are in Wichita, you can go to the library. Not sure about other places though...

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Response to beyurslf (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 11:31 PM

5. If you can get to it when it's open

I think it's great that a lot of government services can be reached online, but I worry about what happens when it's just assumed that everyone can access it.

If that is how the government is going to work, then to me it implies a right to Internet access. We are at a real fork in the road with the Internet.

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