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Court Rules Voters in Three States Won't Need to Show Proof of Citizenship

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By    |   Sunday, 11 Sep 2016 10:27 AM

Voters in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia will not have to prove their citizenship on their National Mail Voter Registration Form after Washington, D.C., appellate judges issued an injunction against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, according to a Law Newz report. 
 
The commission reportedly must temporarily ignore the proof-of-citizenship requirement in those three states on all applications filed since Jan. 29.

"We should be making voting easier, not harder," The League of Women Voters said in a statement. "All eligible Americans deserve the opportunity to register and vote without obstacles."

The League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Executive Director Brian D. Newby, who approved demands of change on federal forms in those three states to align with their state ID requirements. The lawsuit was filed on the basis of citizenship documentation being "difficult to obtain" and "illegally kept voters from the polls," they claimed.

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