Kansas didn’t use voter database

State News

February 14, 2019 - 10:37 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized national database that checks if voters are registered in multiple states wasn’t used last year in Kansas, the state that administers it, the official overseeing the state’s elections told lawmakers.

Kansas Elections Director Bryan Caskey said his office under former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach also chose not to make $20,000 in security upgrades to the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. It didn’t use the program during last year’s election cycle and likely won’t again this year after a Homeland Security audit discovered vulnerabilities.

Twenty-eight states exchanged 98 million registration records when Crosscheck was last used in 2017.

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