Gov. Kelly vetoed two bills regarding election laws in Kansas

Lawrence, KS – According to the officials, House Bill 2183 mainly addressed mail-in voting and House Bill 2332 would have prohibited the executive and judicial branches of government from changing election laws.

House Bill 2183 would have made it a misdemeanor for a person to turn in more than 10 ballots during an election. It also aimed to take away the Secretary of State’s authority to extend mail-in voting deadlines.¬†

More than half of states, including Kansas, allow a third party, non-relative to collect ballots and deliver them to election offices, though a dozen of those put limits on how many, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

House Bill 2332 also would have prevented the secretary of state from entering any consent decrees without specific approval from from the legislative coordinating council.