The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Don't regulate real results


June 11, 2020


The Iowa Secretary of State's office send absentee ballot request forms to each registered voter prior to the June 2 primary election.

Efficiencies are often found in times of crisis. Last week's primary election in Iowa was evidence of that.

More than 520,000 votes were cast, shattering the previous record of 449,490 set in 1994. Despite unprecedented obstacles, it was a smooth and secure election thanks to loosened restrictions on absentee voting made by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate.

"This election was a terrific example of counties, state agencies and the federal government working together to ensure Iowans could vote safely," he said this week in a statement. "Congress and President Trump made funds available thro...

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