Bryan Lowry for Wichita Eagle:
A Shawnee County judge has ruled that 17,500 voters can participate in state and local races as well as federal ones in Tuesday’s Kansas primary election.
The state had approved a rule saying people could vote only in federal elections – not state and local ones – if they registered at DMV offices but failed to provide proof of citizenship as required by Kansas law. It was meant to put the state in compliance with a recent ruling by a federal judge to let these voters vote under the federal “motor-voter” law.
The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the new rule, calling it a dual voting system.
Judge Larry Hendricks granted the temporary order Friday.