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By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

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Iowa's registered voters to receive absentee ballot request forms soon


August 13, 2020


Adorned with facemasks and standing behind a Plexiglass barrier, election workers help a voter during the June 2 primary election in Primghar. Polling locations were significantly reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The general election is a little less than three months away, but registered voters in Iowa wishing to cast absentee ballots need not worry about sending in a request.

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate last month was given the go-ahead by a legislative panel to send absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters before the Nov. 3 election. Pate, a Republican, took a similar action prior to the June primary to help people avoid voting in person amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I want Iowa voters and poll workers to be safe during this pandemic while we conduct a clean, fair and secure...

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