We the people of the state of Kansas call upon our legislators and the governor to temporarily roll back the Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Law until further reviews are completed to assess the effectiveness, functionality, and legality of the proposed election reforms.
Implementation of the law should be put on hiatus until the following tasks are completed:
1. An audit of all Kansas Department of Motor Vehicle offices to assess their readiness to supply a reasonable amount of free voting ID cards to the voters of Kansas.
2. A review by Attorney General Eric Holder to test the constitutionality of SAFE’s stipulation that the State of Kansas has the right to create barriers to voting.
3. A further review by the Federal Department of Justice to determine whether or not such barriers, if constitutional, are reasonable given only one case of voter fraud has reached conviction in the last 16 Kansas elections (with over 10 million votes cast).
4. An audit of the Department of State’s use of the over $60,000 designated to implement the law and provide temporary voting IDs.
5. An inquest by the Governmental Ethics Commission into the nature and involvement of corporate lobbyists and the American Legislative Exchange Council’s monetary or other support for SAFE.
6. A transparent report made available to the public regarding the results of these investigations. The document should be exhaustive and free of any redactions.
We, the people of Kansas, stand resolved to protect our constitutional rights to free and fair elections.