Iowa 2020 general election

Lawmakers approve statewide absentee ballot request mailing

BY: - July 17, 2020

A panel of state lawmakers on Friday unanimously approved allowing the Iowa secretary of state to mail absentee ballot request forms to all active registered voters in Iowa before the Nov. 3 election. The decision was a turnaround from July 1, when the 24-member Legislative Council voted down a Democratic lawmaker’s proposal to allow the […]

Lawmakers to again consider mass mailing of absentee ballot request forms

BY: - July 16, 2020

A panel of state lawmakers will again consider a proposal to allow the Iowa secretary of state to send out absentee ballot request forms to all active registered voters before the Nov. 3 general election. The Legislative Council will meet Friday to consider allowing Secretary of State Paul Pate to send ballot request forms using […]

GOP lawmakers defeat new proposal to allow secretary of state to distribute ballot request forms

BY: - July 1, 2020

A panel of state lawmakers turned down a Democratic proposal Wednesday to allow the Iowa secretary of state to send out absentee ballot request forms to all Iowa voters for the November general election. The Legislative Council was meeting to consider a request from the secretary of state to approve an emergency order to allow […]