iVote Commends Supreme Court Decision Rejecting 'Proof of Citizenship' in Voter Registration

Washington, DC– iVote, a national movement to expand access to voting, welcomes yesterday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a joint appeal by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan. Kobach and Reagan were attempting to appeal an earlier ruling in Kobach v. United States Election Assistance Commission that found their state's requirements to vote in federal elections burdensome and unnecessary.

"The Supreme Court has made clear that Kris Kobach's anti-democratic, anti-voter agenda is also unconstitutional," said Jeremy Bird, iVote Board Member. "This case is also a stark reminder that we can't allow these partisan suppression efforts to get as far as court, but instead should go on offense to ensure pro-voting secretaries of state are in these offices to begin with." 

You can read more about yesterday's Supreme Court decision here.

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iVote, a voting rights campaign dedicated to the powerful notion that every eligible citizen should vote, recently launched multiple offensives to expand access to voting. 

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