COURT STRIKES DOWN UNNECESSARY VOTER BARRIER IN KOBACH V. EAC

Statement by Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the U.S.

Washington, DC – “Today, a federal appellate court issued an important decision in the case Kobach v. EAC, handing voters a strong win against unnecessary barriers to voter participation.

“The court’s opinion found that documentary proof of citizenship requirements for voter registration added by the states of Kansas and Arizona are illegal.

“Voters should not have to face an obstacle course in order to participate in our democracy. This is a good, strong ruling for voters and for Americans’ essential right to vote.”

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