Iowa voters face new election laws

Posted January 13, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Voter Identification laws went into effect Jan. 1.

Now registered voters will be asked to show their Identification Card before voting at election polls.

Anyone who does not have their ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.

However, if a voter requests an absentee ballot, they will be required to include their driver’s license/non-operator’s ID number of their Voter ID Card’s PIN number on the absentee ballot request form.

Voters Who Don’t Have

Acceptable ID

Registered voters who do not have an Iowa driver’s license or a non-operator’s ID will be issued a Voter ID Card for free automatically. Voter ID Cards must be signed before going to the polls. Last month Voter ID Cards started being mailed to those who do not have IDs.

ID Enforced In 2019

Beginning in 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show a driver’s license, non-operator’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans’ ID or Voter ID Card at the polls before they vote. Voters without an ID may cast a provisional ballot or have another registered voter attest to their identification.

More Information

For more information, contact the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at 712-546-6100 Ext. 1.

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