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Iowa governor signs bill limiting use of voter database

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
Posted at 5:31 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 18:31:41-04

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill that will deny county officials the ability to use a voter database to confirm missing or incorrect information on absentee ballot requests.

The measure was part of a massive budget bill. Reynolds had the option of using the line-item veto but she did not. She signed the bill Tuesday, allowing the measure to become law.

It requires county election officials to call, email or mail a letter to voters who make a mistake or leave information off an absentee ballot request form.  County election officials opposed it. Democrats labeled it voter suppression.