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Gov. Reynolds signs bill limiting use of voter database

A stack of received absentee ballots sits on a table.
A stack of received absentee ballots sits on a table.(KCRG File)
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 9:25 PM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a bill that will deny county officials the ability to use a voter database to confirm missing or incorrect information on absentee ballot requests.

The measure was part of a massive budget bill. Reynolds had the option of using the line-item veto but she did not. She signed the bill Tuesday, allowing the measure to become law.

It requires county election officials to call, email or mail a letter to voters who make a mistake or leave information off an absentee ballot request form. County election officials opposed it.

Democrats labeled it voter suppression.

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