TOPEKA — Kansans will have to show a photo ID to vote beginning next year.
But new voters won't have to prove their citizenship to register until 2013 under a bill the House passed 111-11 and sent to the governor, who is expected to sign it into law.
The bill would make Kansas the 10th state to require a photo ID at the polls.
"Securing our elections is not a Republican issue. It's not a Democrat issue. It's an American issue," said Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a major backer of the measure. "This bill ensures that in Kansas it's easy to vote, but hard to cheat."
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Others have questioned whether voter fraud is rampant in Kansas. They say the law will create a maze of obstacles for legitimate voters.
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