Jump to content
CALL TO ACTION: Contact Congress
Republicans now have a plan for the next COVID-19 assistance package. It is very different from the plan from the Democrats. Congress and the White... Read More...
ACTION ALERT: Congressional COVID Relief Needs Disability Focus
Senate Republicans continued to hammer out the details of a fourth COVID-19 relief package, which Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) has... Read More...
Iowans with Disabilities Face Danger, Isolation During COVID-19
The Des Moines Register featured a great article on the challenges Iowans with disabilities face during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Titled "Iowans with... Read More...
Governor Finishes Signing 2020 Bills into Law
Governor Kim Reynolds finished signing the 113 bills sent to her during this year's legislative session.  She line-item vetoed the budget bill,... Read More...
DD Council Ask Governor to Veto Changes to Voting by Mail
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... Read More...

Our Network

Iowans Set Records on Election Day

More articles »

The Des Moines Register reported this week that Iowa may have been the only state in the nation to have better voter turnout this year than in 2008 (when President Obama was first elected President).   More than 1.5 million Iowans voted on Tuesday, the highest rate of voting in 20 years. 

The high rate of voter turnout could have something to do with Iowa’s early voting laws.  Iowa allows voters to vote early, up to 40 days before the election. 

Not all states have such a long period of early voting.  So that may be why nearly half of those voting this year did so before Election Day (either by voting in person at the county auditor’s office, at a satellite voting station, or at home with a mail-in ballot).
  A file folder with magnifying glass, with text Fact File

FACT:   72% of those registered to vote in Iowa voted in Tuesday’s Presidential Election.  That
             means seven out of every ten registered voters voted. 

FACT:   82% of Polk County’s registered voters voted this year (Polk County Auditor's Office). 

FACT:   Nationally only 57% of those registered voted, according to the American University's
             Center for the Study of the American Electorate.