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State Rep. Prichard Says New Voting Law Unnecessary

In the wake of celebrating our freedoms over the July Fourth holiday weekend, Iowa’s voting law is now in effect as of July 1st, which Charles City State Representative Todd Prichard says limits that freedom.

The new law cuts early voting and voting by mail from 29 to 20 days, cuts the acceptance period for mail-in ballots by seven days and closes polls an hour earlier at 8 p.m.  Prichard says the restrictions are disappointing after a record voter turnout last November.

Prichard says Republicans themselves benefitted by the record turnout and the new voting law was an unnecessary step backwards.

Iowa’s new voting law also prevents county auditors from sending out ballots to voters unless requested, while also shortening ballot request time for voters from 120 days to 70 days prior to an election.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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