State of Iowa

Iowa Absentee Ballots

League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa v. Pate

2018 lawsuit filed on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC) challenging the Iowa Secretary of State’s interpretation of absentee ballot review law. The Secretary forbade commissioners from using the voter registration system to track down missing information on an absentee ballot, making it almost impossible to notify voters of their opportunity to cure. In 2019, the court found the Secretary’s interpretation of the law to be “irrational, illogical, and wholly unjustifiable” and permanently enjoined the law from taking effect.

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