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Kansas lawmakers advance bill on ballot signature problems


February 28, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill aimed at having Kansas election officials throw out fewer ballots over problems with voters' signatures has broad, bipartisan support.

The Kansas Senate approved the measure Wednesday, 40-0, sending it to the House.

The bill deals with mail-in ballots cast in advance of Election Day. Voters must sign the ballot envelope, and county election officials can toss a ballot if a voter forgets to sign the ballot or the signature does not match what's on file.

The bill would require election officials to notify voters if a signature is missing or doesn't match. The chan...

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