Showing posts tagged with: "iowa"

New Secretaries of State Consider Election Changes . January 8, 2015

Last year, 24 states elected their top elections official. Swearing ins have begun in earnest, and many new secretaries of state have already outlined their plans for improving elections. In California, Secretary Alex Padilla is asking for input on how to #BoostTheVote and increase voter participation, noting that “the best ideas often come from... read more

Ex-Offender Turnout In Iowa . March 8, 2012

A recent study examines the effects of a 2005 Executive Order in Iowa that automatically restored voting rights to former felons who had completed their sentence. Before 2005, persons with felony convictions had to apply to the Governor to have their voting rights restored. Since the Executive Order was enacted, an estimated 100,000 Iowa ex-felons... read more

The 2012 Election Begins Today! . January 3, 2012

Today is only the third day of the new year, but it officially marks the beginning of the 2012 presidential election. Iowa Republicans are kicking off the selection process for their party’s nominee, and results are expected to begin coming in around 8:30pm Eastern. Although 2012 is underway, it’s not too early (or late) to map out your... read more

Iowa Completes Redistricting Process . April 20, 2011

The wait is finally over in Iowa. On Tuesday Governor Terry Branstad signed the state’s new redistricting plan, officially eliminating one of Iowa’s five previous congressional seats. The new map was drawn by an independent body and approved by both houses of the state legislature before being signed by the governor. What that means for... read more