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SECURING OUR VOTE A COMPREHENSIVE VOTER REGISTRATION AND IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR KANSAS

J.R.Claeys SECR ETARY OF STATE JoinJR.com


To
My
Fellow
Kansan:
 
 Voter
fraud
is
occurring
in
the
United
States.
In
Kansas,
the
voting
process
is
 largely
unprotected
against
the
campaigns
of
fraud
that
are
taking
place.
 Without
securing
our
registration
process,
anyone
can
vote
in
our
elections.
 Without
Voter
ID,
the
only
hurdle
is
getting
on
the
voter
rolls.
Once
the
 names
are
in
the
computer,
and
at
the
voting
precinct,
people
can
drive
 around
voting
all
day
under
various
names.
 
 Currently
24
states
have
some
form
of
Voter
Identification
requirement
and
 one
state
secures
their
voter
rolls
by
requiring
proof
of
citizenship
and
 residency
at
registration.
Kansas
needs
to
do
both.
 
 I
have
the
experience
necessary
to
implement
a
comprehensive
voter
 registration
and
identification
program.
As
an
international
elections
 observer,
I
have
advised
countries
where
voter
registration
and
photo
ID
 requirements
are
in
place
to
protect
against
fraud.
 
 Securing
Our
Vote:
A
Comprehensive
Voter
Registration
and
Identification
 Program
for
Kansas
consists
of
two
security
measures
to
protect
our
vote.
 First,
a
registration
process
requiring
proof
of
citizenship
and
proof
of
 residency
will
be
established.
Second,
a
voter
identification
program
that
 requires
a
photo
identification
at
the
polls
on
Election
Day.
The
combination
 of
these
two
programs
will
secure
our
vote
from
fraud.
I
submit
this
plan
 today
for
your
consideration.
 
 SINCERELY,
 
 
 J.R.
CLAEYS
 Candidate
for
Kansas
Secretary
of
State


“Sometimes,
they
come
up
and
bribe
me
with
a
 cigarette,
or
they’ll
give
me
a
dollar
to
sign
up”
 --Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the behest of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

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J.R.’s Plan 
 


Sec ures Voter Registration

- ONE 
 
 Eligible
voters
must
present
proof
of
citizenship
and
residency
at
the
time
of
 registration.
Since
this
process
occurs
at
the
Department
of
Motor
Vehicles,
a
 valid
Kansas
Driver’s
License
number
or
Kansas
Identification
number
will
 serve
as
proof
of
citizenship
and
residency.

For
those
without
a
valid
Kansas
 identification
card,
alternate
means
of
proving
citizenship
and
residency
will
 be
available.
Any
of
the
following
will
be
accepted
for
proof
of
citizenship:
 
 • A
legible
photocopy
of
a
birth
certificate
that
verifies
 citizenship
and
supporting
legal
documentation
(i.e.
marriage
 certificate)
if
the
name
on
the
birth
certificate
is
not
the
same
 as
your
current
legal
name.
 • A
legible
photocopy
of
pertinent
pages
of
a
United
States
 passport
identifying
the
applicant.
 • Presentation
to
the
County
Recorder
of
United
States
 naturalization
documents
or
the
number
of
the
certificate
of
 naturalization.
 • The
applicant’s
Bureau
of
Indian
Affairs
Card
Number,
Tribal
 Treaty
Card
Number,
or
Tribal
Enrollment
Number
in
box
16
 on
the
front
of
the
voter
registration
form.
 • A
legible
photocopy
of
a
driver
license
or
non‐operating
 identification
from
another
state
within
the
United
States
if
the
 license
indicates
that
the
applicant
has
provided
satisfactory
 proof
of
citizenship.
 • A
legible
photocopy
of
a
Tribal
Certificate
of
Indian
Blood
or
 Tribal
or
Bureau
of
Indian
Affairs
Affidavit
of
Birth.
 
 The
following
will
be
accepted
for
proof
of
residency:
 
 • Kansas
school
forms;
such
as
tuition
invoices,
receipts,
class
 schedules,
report
cards,
DE‐99,
or
transcripts
with
the
 applicant's
Kansas
residence
address;
or,
school,
college
or
 university
records
containing
the
student's
name
and
Kansas
 residence
address
and
valid
school
or
college
identification
 card
with
photograph


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• •

Utility
bills
that
display
a
Kansas
residence
address
 Kansas
property
tax
bill
or
receipt
indicating
a
Kansas
 residence
address
 Kansas
mortgage
documents
or
homeowner
insurance
 documents
for
a
Kansas
residence
or
proof
of
Kansas
home
 ownership
with
a
Kansas
residence
address
 W‐2
Form
not
more
than
18
months
old
with
the
applicant’s
 name
and
Kansas
residence
address
 Valid
Kansas
Motor
Vehicle
registration
 Proof
of
Kansas
public
assistance
with
a
Kansas
residence
 address
 Residential
rental
and/or
lease
agreement
with
a
Kansas
 residence
address;
credit
card
statement
with
residence
 address
issued
within
the
last
90
days;
checking
or
savings
 account
statement
within
60
days
 Payroll
check
stub
issued
within
the
last
two
months
with
 imprinted
residence
address
 Original
monthly
bank
statement
not
more
than
two
months
 old
issued
by
a
bank
with
Kansas
residence
address
 Utility
bill,
not
more
than
two
months
old,
issued
to
the
 applicant
(Cellular
phone
and
pager
bills
are
not
acceptable)
 Current
automobile,
life
or
home
owners
insurance
bill
that
 includes
the
name
and
residence
address
of
applicant
(cards
or
 policies
are
not
accepted)
 Copies
of
school
records/transcripts
from
a
Kansas
school
in
 which
the
applicant
is
currently
attending
 Driver's
license,
learner's
permit,
DMV
issued
identification
 card
with
photo,
or
renewal
notice;
displaying
the
applicant's
 current
residence
address
 U.S.
Postal
Service
change
of
address
confirmation
form
or
 postmarked
U.S.
marked
mail
with
forwarding
address
label
 (must
display
applicant's
name)
 Letter
from
social
welfare
institution
(homeless
shelter,
 battered
women's
shelter,
halfway
house,
group
home,
 orphanage,
etc)
stating
applicant
is
resident
of
facility



 In
Kansas,
when
application
is
made
for
a
driver’s
license,
the
applicant
must
 present
a
form
of
identification
from
the
following
list.:
 
 • Certified
U.S.
birth
certificate
(federal,
state,
county,
Dept.
of
 Justice)
 • Birth
Certificate
from
a
U.S.
territory
(Puerto
Rico,
Guam,
US
 Virgin
Islands,
and
US
Samoa)
 • U.
S.
Passport
or
Passport
Card
‐
not
expired
 • U.
S.
Military
ID
‐
not
expired
(active
duty,
dependent,
retired,
 reserve
or
National
Guard)
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Certified
Order
of
Adoption‐original
U.S.
document
 Certificate
of
Naturalization
with
intact
photo
(Form
N‐550,
N‐ 570
or
N‐578)or
Certificate
of
U.S.
Citizenship
(Form
N‐560,
N‐ 561
or
N‐645)
 U.S.
military
Common
Access
Card
with
photo,
DOB,
name
and
 branch
of
service
 U.S.
government‐issued
Consular
Report
of
Birth
Abroad



 Since
this
list
is
made
up
of
forms
of
identification
that
require
citizenship,
 we
can
rely
on
a
valid
state
driver’s
license
number
or
state
identification
 card
number
to
serve
as
proof
of
citizenship
(an
internal
review
process
with
 the
Department
of
Revenue
will
take
place
to
verify).
The
Help
America
Vote
 Act
(HAVA)
requires
voter
registration
data
be
compared
to
data
in
the
 Department
of
Motor
Vehicles
(under
the
Kansas
Department
of
Revenue)
 database
to
assure
information
is
current
and
correct.
By
using
the
two
 systems
at
the
same
time
in
conjunction
with
voter
registration
at
the
DMV,
 we
can
clean
up
the
rolls
while
making
the
registration
process
easy
and
 accessible
for
all
Kansans.
 
 J.R.
Claeys
is
committed
to
preventing
registration
fraud.
His
plan
will
 prevent
registration
of
non‐citizens
and
non‐residents.


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Securing Our Vote


J.R.’s Plan 
 


Sec ures The Polls

- TWO 
 
 Registered
voters
must
present
a
valid
photo
identification
at
the
polls
on
 election
day
in
order
to
receive
a
ballot.
The
identification
must
meet
four
 criteria
to
be
accepted
 
 • Must
display
your
photo.
 • Must
display
your
name,
and
the
name
must
conform
to
your
 voter
registration
record.
Conform
does
not
mean
identical.
 • Must
display
an
expiration
date
and
either
be
current
or
have
 expired
sometime
after
the
date
of
the
last
General
Election.
 • Must
be
issued
by
the
State
of
Kansas
or
the
U.S.
government.
 
 In
most
cases,
a
Kansas
driver
license,
Kansas
photo
ID
card,
Military
ID
or
 U.S.
Passport
is
sufficient.
A
student
ID
from
a
Kansas
State
school
may
only
 be
used
if
it
meets
all
of
the
four
criteria
specified
above.
A
student
ID
from
a
 private
institution
may
not
be
used
for
voting
purposes.
 
 If
a
voter
is
unable
or
unwilling
to
present
an
ID
meeting
these
requirements,
 the
voter
may
cast
a
provisional
ballot.
If
a
provisional
ballot
is
cast,
the
voter
 has
until
noon
10
days
after
the
election
to
follow
up
with
the
county
election
 board
to
provide
the
necessary
documentation.
No
registered
voter
will
be
 turned
away
from
the
polls
on
Election
Day.
 
 Photo
ID
will
not
be
required
for
Absentee
voting.
 
 J.R.
Claeys
is
committed
to
implementing
a
Voter
Identification
program
to
 prevent
double‐voting
and
other
forms
of
Election
Day
fraud.


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J.R.’s Plan 
 


Is Responsibly Implemented

- THREE 
 
 Individuals
who
are
65
years
or
older,
have
never
had
a
state
identification
 or
driver’s
license,
do
not
have
any
of
the
documents
approved
above,
and
 attest
that
they
have
never
been
issued
a
Birth
Certificate
because
their
birth
 was
never
recorded
with
any
State
Office
of
Vital
Statistics,
may
present
 other
forms
of
proof
of
citizenship:
 
 • Medicaid/Medicare
Card
 • Social
Security
Benefits
Statement
 • Property
Deed
 • Property
Tax
Statement
 • Bank
Statements
 • U.S.
Veteran's
Access
Photo
ID
Card
 • Marriage/Divorce
Decree
 • Pension
Statement
 
 Other
exemptions
may
be
necessary
to
avoid
court
challenge.
Common
 exceptions
are
religious
objection
and
indigence.

 
 J.R.
Claeys
is
committed
to
responsibly
implementing
a
voter
identification
 and
registration
security
plan.
 


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Securing Our Vote


J.R.’s Plan 
 


Removes Influenc e

- FOUR 
 
 To
protect
our
right
to
vote
we
must
also
have
trained
poll
workers
who
 understand
the
process
and
who
can
communicate
procedures
to
voters
on
 Election
Day.
Political
activists
who
attempt
to
influence
voters
will
be
 removed
from
our
polling
places.
 
 By
removing
activists
from
our
polling
places
we
reduce
fraudulent
activities
 such
as
voter
intimidation
and
stuffing
of
the
ballot
box.
These
are
forms
of
 fraud
that
we
are
seeing
more
of
across
the
country.
 
 Recruitment
of
poll
workers
will
take
place
within
civic
organizations
and
 other
non‐partisan
groups
that
respect
the
Election
Day
process.
J.R.
will
 implement
a
plan
to
prevent
fraud
orchestrated
by
activists
at
the
polls
on
 Election
Day.

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J.R.’s Plan 
 


Inc reases Partic ipation

- FIVE 
 
 Securing
Our
Vote
will
give
all
Kansans
confidence
that
our
elections
are
fair
 and
free
from
fraud.
Studies
show
that
when
we
believe
in
our
elections
‐‐
 when
we
know
that
our
vote
counts
‐‐
we
participate.

 
 A
recent
study
by
the
University
of
Delaware
and
the
University
of
Nebraska
 found
that
Voter
Identification
programs
do
not
reduce
participation;
instead
 they
demonstrate
that
these
programs
increase
participation
in
elections.
 
 J.R.
Claeys
is
committed
to
preventing
voter
fraud.
His
plan
to
secure
our
vote
 will
keep
fraud
out
of
our
elections
while
increasing
participation.
 
 


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For
more
information:
 
 www.JoinJR.com
 
 J.R.
For
Kansas,
Inc.
 P.O.
Box
1776
 Topeka,
KS
66601
 P:
785‐783‐0530
 F:
785‐783‐0529


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J.R. For Kansas, Inc. P.O. Box 1776 Topeka, KS 66601 P: 785-783-0530 F: 785-783-0529

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