December 6, 2013
The Secretaries of State of Kansas and Arizona are trying to force the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to change federal voter registration forms, which do not require documented proof of U.S. citizenship, to match their state forms, which do.
Their lawsuit against the EAC is scheduled to be heard next week in U.S. District Court in Wichita. (See Kobach, Bennett v EAC.pdf)
Under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), commonly known as the Motor Voter Act, states must “accept and use” federal voter registration forms for all federal elections. (see NVRA.PDF)