Douglas County hands out special voter ID cards due to DMV lines - KCTV5

Douglas County handing out special voter ID cards due to DMV lines

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LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -

Douglas County officials have begun issuing new voter identification cards in wake of the troubles at motor vehicle licensing offices across the state of Kansas.

A new law requiring Kansas voters to show photo identification took effect earlier this year. But issues at DMV offices have created lengthy lines ahead of next Tuesday's election.

As a result, Douglas County started on Monday issuing its own cards that can be used solely to vote. The cards have a picture, birth date, name and holograms to make it a secure identification card.

"It's not replacing any other system the state has in place," Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said. "It's just kind of supporting that."

ACLU officials said that Douglas County having to issue these special cards shows the difficulties the law is imposing, especially because of the software issues at the DMV offices.

For more information on Kansas' new law, click here.

To read previous coverage about Kansas' new law, click here.

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