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Proposed legislation centered on voting and elections raises concerns

The end of election day and in-person voter registration — and increased voter I.D. requirements including photo I.D. — are being proposed in several bills that are raising concerns about future ballot box access in Iowa. Over 5,000 Johnson County voters used Election Day registration in 2016. That includes voters who registered on Election Day, […]

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Secretary of State proposal would require voter IDs in name of election integrity

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate proposed legislation yesterday that he said would work to ensure the integrity of Iowa’s elections by requiring things like voter ID at polling places and creating an electronic poll book for every Iowa precinct, with voters scanning state-issued IDs or voter registration cards when checking in to polling places. […]

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