Polk County voters report issues with Iowa ID law

The Des Moines Register,  March 10, 2018

[James] Sasek cast his ballot, but only after 10 minutes of negotiating with poll workers who were unsure how to handle a voter unable or unwilling to present identification, he said. ...

The [state's voter ID] law does not go into effect until 2019, but county auditors are testing the system this year.

Voters on Tuesday were asked to present an ID. Those who could not were supposed to sign an oath verifying their identity and receive a regular ballot. ...

"Turning people away who are eligible to vote is a bad thing. If there's a more fundamental right ... I can't think of one," he said.

Several people who tested the voter ID law Tuesday told similar stories on social media.

By MacKenzie Elmer and Brianne Pfannenstiel

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