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DD Council Ask Governor to Veto Changes to Voting by Mail

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The Iowa Legislative Session finsihed its work on June 14; our next issue of infoNET will be published after the Govenror takes action on the 113 bills sent to her (she is expected to finish signing and/or vetoing bills by the end of the month). 

Several organizations, including the Iowa DD Council, are asking that the Governor veto language that was dded in the final hours of the session and could make voting by mail more difficult for Iowans with disabilities.  If the Governor signs this language into law, a county auditor would not be allowed to use their voter files to fix incorrect or unreadable information or fill in missing information on an absentee ballot request form.  So if you forget to include your zip code in your absentee ballot (but all other information is correct), instead of checking the voter file and adding it in, the county auditor will now be required to call or email the voter.  If the voter does not respond, the auditor will have to send a letter, adding more time to the process to vote by mail.  This is important since our absentee voting period is only 29 days long.

  • You a can read the DD Council's letter here.
  • You can take action on your own - easily with a pre-written message - here.