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Notes on Kim Reynolds’ nine-minute ‘rally’ at Hamburg Inn

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ first campaign rally in Iowa City was scheduled to last an hour. It didn’t. Only nine minutes ticked by between the time she stepped into Hamburg Inn No. 2 on Linn Street and when she walked out the door at 12:04 p.m. A lot of people said online they would show up to protest. They didn’t. About half a dozen dedicated people milled about in protest outside Hamburg. Inside there was one woman with a protest sign about the size of ping-pong paddle. […]

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Reynolds and Hubbell meet in Ankeny for the first of three debates

Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democrat Fred Hubbell took the stage at the Ankeny campus of the Des Moines Area Community College on Wednesday night for what was billed as the first debate of the candidates for governor in the November election. But the hour-long event, sponsored by the Des Moines Register and television station KCCI, didn’t include all the candidates — Libertarian Jake Porter was excluded — and the two on stage didn’t actually debate. […]

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Early voting for the November general election has begun

Early in-person voting for the Nov. 6 general election began on Monday. Voters will be at the county auditor’s office during business hours, until Nov. 5. The Johnson County Auditor’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Voters in Linn County have a slightly narrower window — its auditor’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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Johnson County Auditor’s Office warns about misleading information on voting

The Johnson County Auditor’s Office warned on Tuesday that incorrect information about voting is being circulated. “Our office has received reports that voters have received absentee ballot requests which have incorrect return addresses,” the auditor’s office said in an email. “If you get an unsolicited absentee request by mail, make sure the return address is to the correct county auditor before mailing it in. […]

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