Iowans should be on the lookout this week for new voter identification cards, the Secretary of State’s office announced Monday. The office tasked with overseeing Iowa’s elections said roughly 123,000 cards will be mailed out as part of its efforts to implement a new voter identification law passed earlier this year by the Iowa Legislature. That law will require Iowans to show a valid form of ID at the ballot box beginning with the 2019 elections. “It should be easy to vote, but hard to cheat, and that’s what this new law ensures,” Secretary of State Paul Pate said in a statement.
The new law, which has faced heavy criticism from Democrats and civil rights advocates, will require voters to show an Iowa driver’s license, non-operator’s license, military ID, veterans ID, passport or a new state-issued voter ID card before they can cast a ballot.
State-issued voter ID cards are being mailed to all registered voters who are not already on record with the Iowa Department of Transportation as having a driver’s or non-operators license.
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