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Chair Proctor and Members of the Committee:
I strongly oppose SB209.
This bill does nothing but disenfranchise voters -- specifically those who rely on a system of advanced mail ballots that this state has been successfully implementing for years. If SB209 become law, the Kansas Legislature would be going back on their promise to all Kansans to do everything possible to make every vote count. This is simply the wrong message for Kansans, and for our democracy.
Kansans deserve the right to cast their ballots safely without unnecessary state government interference. SB209 is a "solution" in search of a problem - one that would make it more difficult for eligible registered voters across Kansas to participate in the civic process.
Please keep Kansas elections secure, fair, and accessible to all eligible registered voters. I respectfully urge you to vote NO on SB209 and, furthermore, oppose any efforts to work SB208.