Securing Our Vote

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Securing Our Vote: A Comprehensive Voter Registration and Identification Program For Kansas

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  • SECR ETARY OF STATEJ.R.Claeys

    JoinJR.com

    SECURINGOUR VOTEA COMPREHENSIVE VOTER REGISTRATION

    AND IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR KANSAS

  • ToMyFellowKansan:VoterfraudisoccurringintheUnitedStates.InKansas,thevotingprocessislargelyunprotectedagainstthecampaignsoffraudthataretakingplace.Withoutsecuringourregistrationprocess,anyonecanvoteinourelections.WithoutVoterID,theonlyhurdleisgettingonthevoterrolls.Oncethenamesareinthecomputer,andatthevotingprecinct,peoplecandrivearoundvotingalldayundervariousnames.Currently24stateshavesomeformofVoterIdentificationrequirementandonestatesecurestheirvoterrollsbyrequiringproofofcitizenshipandresidencyatregistration.Kansasneedstodoboth.Ihavetheexperiencenecessarytoimplementacomprehensivevoterregistrationandidentificationprogram.Asaninternationalelectionsobserver,IhaveadvisedcountrieswherevoterregistrationandphotoIDrequirementsareinplacetoprotectagainstfraud.SecuringOurVote:AComprehensiveVoterRegistrationandIdentification

    ProgramforKansasconsistsoftwosecuritymeasurestoprotectourvote.First,aregistrationprocessrequiringproofofcitizenshipandproofofresidencywillbeestablished.Second,avoteridentificationprogramthatrequiresaphotoidentificationatthepollsonElectionDay.Thecombinationofthesetwoprogramswillsecureourvotefromfraud.Isubmitthisplantodayforyourconsideration.SINCERELY,J.R.CLAEYSCandidateforKansasSecretaryofState

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    Sometimes,theycomeupandbribemewithacigarette,ortheyllgivemeadollartosignup

    --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 Regis tration - ONE - Eligiblevotersmustpresentproofofcitizenshipandresidencyatthetimeofregistration.SincethisprocessoccursattheDepartmentofMotorVehicles,avalidKansasDriversLicensenumberorKansasIdentificationnumberwillserveasproofofcitizenshipandresidency.ForthosewithoutavalidKansasidentificationcard,alternatemeansofprovingcitizenshipandresidencywillbeavailable.Anyofthefollowingwillbeacceptedforproofofcitizenship:

    Alegiblephotocopyofabirthcertificatethatverifiescitizenshipandsupportinglegaldocumentation(i.e.marriagecertificate)ifthenameonthebirthcertificateisnotthesameasyourcurrentlegalname. AlegiblephotocopyofpertinentpagesofaUnitedStatespassportidentifyingtheapplicant. PresentationtotheCountyRecorderofUnitedStatesnaturalizationdocumentsorthenumberofthecertificateofnaturalization. TheapplicantsBureauofIndianAffairsCardNumber,TribalTreatyCardNumber,orTribalEnrollmentNumberinbox16onthefrontofthevoterregistrationform. AlegiblephotocopyofadriverlicenseornonoperatingidentificationfromanotherstatewithintheUnitedStatesifthelicenseindicatesthattheapplicanthasprovidedsatisfactoryproofofcitizenship. AlegiblephotocopyofaTribalCertificateofIndianBloodorTribalorBureauofIndianAffairsAffidavitofBirth.Thefollowingwillbeacceptedforproofofresidency: Kansasschoolforms;suchastuitioninvoices,receipts,classschedules,reportcards,DE99,ortranscriptswiththeapplicant'sKansasresidenceaddress;or,school,collegeoruniversityrecordscontainingthestudent'snameandKansasresidenceaddressandvalidschoolorcollegeidentificationcardwithphotograph

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    UtilitybillsthatdisplayaKansasresidenceaddress KansaspropertytaxbillorreceiptindicatingaKansasresidenceaddress KansasmortgagedocumentsorhomeownerinsurancedocumentsforaKansasresidenceorproofofKansashomeownershipwithaKansasresidenceaddress W2Formnotmorethan18monthsoldwiththeapplicantsnameandKansasresidenceaddress ValidKansasMotorVehicleregistration ProofofKansaspublicassistancewithaKansasresidenceaddress Residentialrentaland/orleaseagreementwithaKansasresidenceaddress;creditcardstatementwithresidenceaddressissuedwithinthelast90days;checkingorsavingsaccountstatementwithin60days Payrollcheckstubissuedwithinthelasttwomonthswithimprintedresidenceaddress OriginalmonthlybankstatementnotmorethantwomonthsoldissuedbyabankwithKansasresidenceaddress Utilitybill,notmorethantwomonthsold,issuedtotheapplicant(Cellularphoneandpagerbillsarenotacceptable) Currentautomobile,lifeorhomeownersinsurancebillthatincludesthenameandresidenceaddressofapplicant(cardsorpoliciesarenotaccepted) Copiesofschoolrecords/transcriptsfromaKansasschoolinwhichtheapplicantiscurrentlyattending Driver'slicense,learner'spermit,DMVissuedidentificationcardwithphoto,orrenewalnotice;displayingtheapplicant'scurrentresidenceaddress U.S.PostalServicechangeofaddressconfirmationformorpostmarkedU.S.markedmailwithforwardingaddresslabel(mustdisplayapplicant'sname) Letterfromsocialwelfareinstitution(homelessshelter,batteredwomen'sshelter,halfwayhouse,grouphome,orphanage,etc)statingapplicantisresidentoffacilityInKansas,whenapplicationismadeforadriverslicense,theapplicantmustpresentaformofidentificationfromthefollowinglist.: CertifiedU.S.birthcertificate(federal,state,county,Dept.ofJustice) BirthCertificatefromaU.S.territory(PuertoRico,Guam,USVirginIslands,andUSSamoa) U.S.PassportorPassportCardnotexpired U.S.MilitaryIDnotexpired(activeduty,dependent,retired,reserveorNationalGuard)

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    CertifiedOrderofAdoptionoriginalU.S.document CertificateofNaturalizationwithintactphoto(FormN550,N570orN578)orCertificateofU.S.Citizenship(FormN560,N561orN645) U.S.militaryCommonAccessCardwithphoto,DOB,nameandbranchofservice U.S.governmentissuedConsularReportofBirthAbroadSincethislistismadeupofformsofidentificationthatrequirecitizenship,wecanrelyonavalidstatedriverslicensenumberorstateidentificationcardnumbertoserveasproofofcitizenship(aninternalreviewprocesswiththeDepartmentofRevenuewilltakeplacetoverify).TheHelpAmericaVoteAct(HAVA)requiresvoterregistrationdatabecomparedtodataintheDepartmentofMotorVehicles(undertheKansasDepartmentofRevenue)databasetoassureinformationiscurrentandcorrect.ByusingthetwosystemsatthesametimeinconjunctionwithvoterregistrationattheDMV,wecancleanuptherollswhilemakingtheregistrationprocesseasyandaccessibleforallKansans.J.R.Claeysiscommittedtopreventingregistrationfraud.Hisplanwillpreventregistrationofnoncitizensandnonresidents.

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    J.R.s Plan

    Sec ures T he Polls - TWO - Registeredvotersmustpresentavalidphotoidentificationatthepollsonelectiondayinordertoreceiveaballot.Theidentificationmustmeetfourcriteriatobeaccepted

    Mustdisplayyourphoto. Mustdisplayyourname,andthenamemustconformtoyourvoterregistrationrecord.Conformdoesnotmeanidentical. MustdisplayanexpirationdateandeitherbecurrentorhaveexpiredsometimeafterthedateofthelastGeneralElection. MustbeissuedbytheStateofKansasortheU.S.government.Inmostcases,aKansasdriverlicense,KansasphotoIDcard,MilitaryIDorU.S.Passportissufficient.AstudentIDfromaKansasStateschoolmayonlybeusedifitmeetsallofthefourcriteriaspecifiedabove.AstudentIDfromaprivateinstitutionmaynotbeusedforvotingpurposes.IfavoterisunableorunwillingtopresentanIDmeetingtheserequirements,thevotermaycastaprovisionalballot.Ifaprovisionalballotiscast,thevoterhasuntilnoon10daysaftertheelectiontofollowupwiththecountyelectionboardtoprovidethenecessarydocumentation.NoregisteredvoterwillbeturnedawayfromthepollsonElectionDay.PhotoIDwillnotberequiredforAbsenteevoting.J.R.ClaeysiscommittedtoimplementingaVoterIdentificationprogramtopreventdoublevotingandotherformsofElectionDayfraud.

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    J.R.s Plan

    Is Respons ibly Implemented - THREE - Individualswhoare65yearsorolder,haveneverhadastateidentificationordriverslicense,donothaveanyofthedocumentsapprovedabove,andattestthattheyhaveneverbeenissuedaBirthCertificatebecausetheirbirthwasneverrecordedwithanyStateOfficeofVitalStatistics,maypresentotherformsofproofofcitizenship:

    Medicaid/MedicareCard SocialSecurityBenefitsStatement PropertyDeed PropertyTaxStatement BankStatements U.S.Veteran'sAccessPhotoIDCard Marriage/DivorceDecree PensionStatementOtherexemptionsmaybenecessarytoavoidcourtchallenge.Commonexceptionsarereligiousobjectionandindigence.J.R.Claeysiscommittedtoresponsiblyimplementingavoteridentificationandregistrationsecurityplan.

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    J.R.s Plan

    Removes Influenc e - FOUR - ToprotectourrighttovotewemustalsohavetrainedpollworkerswhounderstandtheprocessandwhocancommunicateprocedurestovotersonElectionDay.Politicalactivistswhoattempttoinfluencevoterswillberemovedfromourpollingplaces.Byremovingactivistsfromourpollingplaceswereducefraudulentactivitiessuchasvoterintimidationandstuffingoftheballotbox.Theseareformsoffraudthatweareseeingmoreofacrossthecountry.RecruitmentofpollworkerswilltakeplacewithincivicorganizationsandothernonpartisangroupsthatrespecttheElectionDayprocess.J.R.willimplementaplantopreventfraudorchestratedbyactivistsatthepollsonElectionDay.

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    J.R.s Plan

    Inc reases Partic ipation - FIVE - SecuringOurVotewillgiveallKansansconfidencethatourelectionsarefairandfreefromfraud.Studiesshowthatwhenwebelieveinourelectionswhenweknowthatourvotecountsweparticipate.ArecentstudybytheUniversityofDelawareandtheUniversityofNebraskafoundthatVoterIdentificationprogramsdonotreduceparticipation;insteadtheydemonstratethattheseprogramsincreaseparticipationinelections.J.R.Claeysiscommittedtopreventingvoterfraud.Hisplantosecureourvotewillkeepfraudoutofourelectionswhileincreasingparticipation.

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    Formoreinformation:www.JoinJR.comJ.R.ForKansas,Inc.P.O.Box1776Topeka,KS66601P:7857830530F:7857830529

  • SECR ETARY OF STATEJ.R.Claeys

    JoinJR.com

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

    Paid for by J.R. for Kansas, Inc., Valerie Linenberger, CPA, Treasurer