In September, LDF filed an amicus brief in League of Women Voters of Kansas v. Schwab which is currently before the Kansas Supreme Court. The brief argues in support of Kansas’ signature verification and ballot collection regulations.
LDF’s brief makes the following points:
- The Court should consider other states’ election practices when evaluating claims that the election regulations here deny Kansans’ right to vote.
- Kansas’ signature verification and ballot collection regulations are entirely consistent with other states’ laws.
- Subjecting all election restrictions to strict scrutiny unreasonably impairs Kansas’ interest in structuring a fair and efficient election process.
Oral arguments are scheduled to take place on November 3, 2023. A ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court upholding the laws would “preserve the State’s power to structure the electoral process to ensure the efficiency, integrity, and reliability of its elections.”