State of Iowa

Iowa Voter ID

League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa v. Pate

Lawsuit filed in state court on behalf of League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC) and a college-aged voter challenging a 2017 Iowa law that instituted a voter identification requirement for in-person voting starting in 2019. In 2018, the trial court granted a motion for a temporary injunction and blocked the enforcement of the absentee ballot-related restrictions during the 2018 general election. The court then prohibited Iowa from rejecting absentee applications and ballots based on a purported signature mismatch and also prohibited the state from instructing voters that they were “required” to include an identification number on absentee ballot requests. The court further ordered Iowa to issue all voters a free voter identification card upon request.

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