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Iowa counties cut back voting sites as absentee ballot requests surge

BY: - May 5, 2020

As Iowa counties dramatically scale back the number of polling sites to be used in the upcoming primary election, an Iowa judge has ordered one western Iowa county to modify its plans to severely restrict in-person voting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, counties throughout the state are scaling back the number of polling sites where […]

Voting by mail gains traction, but advocates warn it’s not ‘a panacea’ 

BY: - April 11, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the COVID-19 virus continues to sweep the country, voting rights advocates are demanding Congress fully fund a national vote-by-mail program so people aren’t forced to choose between their health and their right to vote. But for large swaths of the population, voting by mail isn’t a viable option. The voting debacle in […]