WICHITA, Kan. - The recent enactment of Kansas' controversial voter ID law has many concerned that some citizens will not have equal access to the polls on election day and for the soon-to-come referendums.
Those concerned with the law fear that citizens who lack access to the photo ID now required to vote will be disenfranchised this election year. Though the new law requires all DMV's to provide free voter ID's, there has been little effort to educate voters on the new requirements and how to access the free ID's. The Kansas Secretary of State's Website contains incomplete instruction on how to access a free photo ID, and many doubt that DMV employees are prepared to answer these questions.
With Cimarron's first test of this bill happening on Tuesday and Wichita's on Feb 28th a coalition of concerned citizens are ready to take action to ensure that nobody is disenfranchised.
On Tuesday January 10th at 10:30 am, concerned citizens and activists representing KanVote, Occupy Wichita, the KS Tequila Party, Moveon.org, and the SCKS Peace and Social Justice Center will meet at 1407 N. Topeka to caravan to the DMV at 1823 W 21St. North.
The caravan is expected to arrive at the DMV at 11:00am. The group will request instruction on how to obtain free voter ID in order to ensure their availability and to educate the public on the process.
Press is invited to join the caravan leaving 1407 N. Topeka, or to meet the activists at the action site.