Dodge City says it cannot add a polling site for election

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas county clerk who moved the only polling site in Dodge City to a facility outside the city limits more than a mile from the nearest bus stop says it is not possible to add a second polling place for the upcoming election.

A federal judge will hear arguments Thursday on the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for an order forcing Ford County Clerk Deborah Cox to open a place in town where people can vote on Nov. 6.

The lawsuit contends moving the only polling site outside the city makes it more difficult for the mostly Hispanic population to vote because they tend to have less access to transportation and flexible work schedules. Cox says she had to move the polling site because of construction.

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