New Iowa voter ID law starts phasing in

The Gazette,  June 19, 2017

[S]ome changes start July 1, including:

l Voters not registered in the precinct where they live must provide proof of residence and ID when they vote;

l Someone vouching for a person registering and voting on the same day must show an ID to verify he or she lives where the new voter is casting a ballot;

l Voters who register and vote on Election Day at polling places that do not have electronic poll books will cast provisional ballots instead.

Beginning early in December, Pate’s office will mail state-issued voter ID cards to every registered voter without an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator’s ID.

January will mark the “soft rollout” of the voter ID policy. Any voter without proper ID in 2018 will sign an oath attesting he or she is an eligible voter in the precinct and will be permitted to vote.

But starting Jan. 1, 2019, voters will be required to show a driver’s license, non-operator’s ID, passport, military ID or voter identification card at the polls.

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