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Voter Registration Forms To Be Changed

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Voter Registration Forms To Be Changed

An edit has been ordered on new Iowa voter registration forms. Rita Bettis of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says the form that had been drafted was confusing and potentially misleading.

A new form devised by the state’s Voter Registration Commission had been set to go into use on August 1st, but officials in the Iowa Secretary of State’s office have agreed changes in the form are necessary before it goes into use. Chad Olsen, a spokesman for the Secretary of State, says they’re clarifying one section where people were asked a series of four questions to determine if they were eligible to vote.
On the revised form, potential voters will be asked three questions and a no answer to any of the three signals they are not eligible to vote. In another area of the abandoned document, the potential voter was asked if they had been convicted of a felony, since felons aren’t allowed to vote, but in another area of the form there was another question about whether they were a felon who had their voting rights restored.

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