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New Kansas driver's licenses vex election poll book scanners

 

November 12, 2017



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Secretary of State's office says new Kansas driver's licenses could not be scanned on electronic poll books across the state during last week's local elections.

Elections Director Bryan Caskey said Monday that did not keep anyone from voting because poll workers manually type in names if scanners can't read the bar codes. He noted other acceptable voter IDs for elections, such as passports, can't be scanned.

Kansas began issuing new driver's licenses that are Real ID compliant in August.

Caskey says the problem first surfaced during early advanced voting, b...



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