Polling Place Change Postcards Flood Iowa Mailboxes


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(Undated) -- Hundreds of thousands of Iowans are being notified they may be voting in a different location for the June 7th primary and the general election in November. The Iowa Secretary of State's Office and county election officials have been sending hundreds of thousands of postcards to voters, informing them that their polling site may have changed.

Such changes are common every 10-years, after completion of the U-S Census.

Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says many residents of the state's most populated county are being notified this week that their polling site is changing. He says changes occur because of redistricting but also because locations choose to no longer host the sites. He says this year there have been many changes in Polk County, especially in faster growing cities such as Ankeny and Johnston.

Fitzgerald says more than 300,000 postcards went to Polk County mail boxes, with many arriving Thursday. He says they've already received some phone calls from voters asking questions about the changes.

The Iowa Secretary of State's Office has more information about voting in Iowa on its voterready.iowa.gov website.


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