For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
V. Kay Curtis, Public Affairs Director
Kansas Secretary of State
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Bi-Partisan Senate Passage of Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act
TOPEKA (Mar. 23, 2011) – This morning the Kansas Senate voted by a large bi-partisan majority (36-3) to pass the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act, advocated by Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Secretary Kobach stated: “This is a great development for the voters of Kansas. The Senate has approved the SAFE Act, and in so doing, has made it clear that this bill will soon become law. Kansas will soon have the most secure elections in the country.”
“This vote also shows that the people of Kansas spoke loudly and clearly on this question in the 2010 election cycle, and the legislature heard them. The people of Kansas want photo-ID rules and proof of citizenship, and they will soon have them.”
“Protecting the integrity of our elections is not a partisan issue. As today’s vote in the Senate shows, Republicans and Democrats alike want to ensure that every election is won fairly and no election is stolen.”
Opposed were Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau (D - Wichita), Sen. David Haley (D - Kansas City) and Sen. Roger Reitz (R - Manhattan).