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Lawsuit clouds voter registration process in Kansas

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While the deadline to register to vote in Missouri has already passed, there's still time to do so in Kansas. (KCTV5) While the deadline to register to vote in Missouri has already passed, there's still time to do so in Kansas. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

While the deadline to register to vote in Missouri has already passed, there's still time to do so in Kansas. 

But thanks to a lawsuit about registration laws, some people who are registering in Kansas say the process has been confusing. 

The lawsuit questions whether Kansas is in line with the Constitution, requiring people to prove that they are American citizens when registering. 

Election officials say if you register to vote using a federal form or if you register at the DMV, you don't need to provide proof of citizenship. 

"When we get those instructions from the court, we have to figure out how do we make this happen?," said Bruce Newby, the Election Commissioner of Wyandotte County. "Every election commissioner will do whatever is necessary to make it happen."

Only if you use a state form to apply will you need a birth certificate or some type of proof. 

They're working to get the word out as more and more residents register to vote. 

The deadline to register to vote is next Tuesday, Nov. 18. 

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