It seems Kansas City Star Publisher Mark Zieman likes registering to vote so much he just can’t stop himself.
According to the sources below, Zieman is registered to vote twice, once on each side of the state line. Zieman and his wife, “syndicated” columnist Rhonda Chriss Lokeman, are registered to vote from their Kansas City home in Ward 8, Precinct 8. There the voter rolls list Zieman as “Gregory M. Zieman”. But Mark Zieman is also registered to vote in Overland Park, Kansas. There he is registered in OP-5-4 at an address where his daughter is also listed. Zieman is listed there as G. Mark Zieman.
It remains to be seen if Zieman will actually try to vote in both places. Even if he doesn’t, the deception in having two registrations, with two different names, in two different states raises a serious question about Zieman’s character. Even worse, Zieman seems to have avoided answering questions about the dual registrations.
As you must well know, and as The Kansas City Star has extensively reported, it is not illegal to be registered in more than one place. It is only illegal to vote twice in the same election — which I have never done and which both the Missouri and Kansas Secretaries of State office will confirm. In fact, tens of thousands of people are registered in more than one place because, like me, they have moved and election officials in their new location did not notify those in their prior location. This is a communication problem involving the election offices — not the fault of the voters themselves — and is something The Star also has reported.