Calling voting a fundamental right, KS Court of Appeals rules restrictions face high bar

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2023
From The Center

The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday that voting is a fundamental right and that restrictions on it must clear the highest possible bar, in an opinion drawing upon a prior ruling that upheld abortion rights under the state constitution.

The appeals court found that a state law limiting the number of advance ballots someone can deliver restricts the right to vote. It also ruled a provision requiring election officials to verify signatures on advance ballot envelopes impairs the right to vote. If the opinion stands, lawmakers may have a...

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