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Governor Brownback signs military voting bill

April 28, 2011|By Roger Cornish | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(TOPEKA, Kan.) — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback held a signing ceremony Thursday for a bill that expands voting opportunities for some absentee federal services workers and military employees and family members.

Before Senate Bill 103, Kansas law excluded from overseas absentee ballots elections involving local questions and political party precinct committee positions.  
With the new law, these absentee ballots include all officers and any proposition or question for which the voter otherwise would be entitled to vote.  

Before, even citizens who paid Kansas property taxes but lived abroad could not vote on local mill levy increases or bond issues.  Now they can.  

And now U.S. military staff deployed overseas can also elect their precinct committee people back home.  

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