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BIG CHANGES AT DHS
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Big news today out of the Department of Human Services - Director Jerry Foxhoven resigned effective immediately.  Department of Public Health Director... Read More...
LEGISLATOR RESIGNING, SENATE COMMITTEE CHANGES
06.14.19
Rep. Lisa Heddens (D-Ames) announces she will resign from the Iowa Legislature, prompting a special election for this Ames sweat.  Rep. Heddens is a... Read More...
Governor Finishes Actions on Bills
05.24.19
With just minutes to spare before the three-day Memorial Day weekend, Governor Kim Reynolds took final action on the remaining bills sent to her this... Read More...
Session Ends!
04.27.19
After late nights and long debates, controversy and agreement, the 2019 Iowa Legislature has adjourned for the year.  They will not come back together... Read More...
State Representative Changes Parties; Now a Democrat
04.23.19
As. hard as we try, we just cannot keep our Guide to the Iowa Legislature updated!!!  First, Sen. Danielson resigned early in session.  Now, Rep. Andy... Read More...


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Hot Issue: Voter ID

Iowa is one of 18 states that does not require some form of identification when voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.  Seven states now require a photo ID in order to vote - a number that has doubled in the last five years.

Democrats in control of the Iowa Senate stopped any voter ID legislation, but now that Republicans control both Iowa House and Iowa Senate, and have the Governor's office, some type of voter ID law is likely.

But not all Voter ID laws are created equal. Some are very strict, and others provide options should a voter lose or be unable to find their ID.  Most have found a way to provide free IDs to voters.  

Iowa's Secretary of State Paul Pate says he wants a voter ID law that makes it "easy to vote, but tough to cheat."   What Iowa will do is unknown.  Check back here and we will continue to post resources, and watch us on social media for updates.

Iowa's Voter ID Law (passed in 2017):

Find great information on Voter ID and other voting rights issues at the sites below: