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Michael Barone: Iowa special election shows election trend favoring the GOP

State legislative special elections provide an interesting index of partisan sentiment these days. That wasn’t so in the late 20th century, when clever local candidates and notables often got voters to cross party lines. But in this century of increasing partisan polarization and straight-ticket voting, local special elections are a proxy for opinion on national issues.
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Some Iowans denied absentee ballots due to shorter request period

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) — Changes to Iowa voting laws have caught some off guard, with the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 2 election already passing a week ago. KCRG reports Linn County Auditor Joel Miller said that 257 people have requested absentee ballots in the...
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Poll: Majority of Iowans Disapprove of Biden, Approve Reynolds, Grassley

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – ITR Foundation (formerly TEF Iowa) released its inaugural poll conducted on Friday. The poll reveals that 54 percent of Iowans think the state is headed in the right direction but are pessimistic about their economic outlook. They also believe their income and property taxes are too high.
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Iowa candidates interested in running — but against whom?

The 2022 state and midterm elections are more than a year away, but the clock is ticking for Iowa political parties to recruit candidates and launch campaigns, and the delay in legislative approval of a new plan to set election boundaries is not helping. In Jones County, for example, Democrats...
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Iowa redistricting delay slowing candidate recruitment efforts

The 2022 state and midterm elections are more than a year away, but the clock is ticking for Iowa political parties to recruit candidates and launch campaigns, and the delay in legislative approval of a new plan to set election boundaries is not helping. In Jones County, for example, Democrats...
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Here are the top priorities of Iowa City school board candidates

IOWA CITY — Six candidates are running for four seats in the Iowa City school board in the Nov. 2 election. The four make up the majority of the seats on the seven-member board, which serves about 14,900 students in the district. Board positions are four-year unpaid terms. Incumbents Ruthina...
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Letter to the Editor | Jason Glass is the right choice for Iowa City City Council

On or before Nov. 2, we will have the opportunity to vote for Iowa City City Council candidates. Before you go to the polls, we ask you to consider whether our community is best served by seven council members who represent the same political demographic, or by a council that more accurately reflects our population. If you think broader representation better serves Iowa City, we encourage you to consider supporting Jason Glass.
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Partisan battles loom over Iowa school board elections

Something feels different about this school board election. There are of course the typical conversations about funding and budgets, classroom sizes and boundary lines. The difference begins to take shape once candidates discuss their motives for becoming involved in school politics; across the state, citizens are formally entering the political process to object to mask mandates and honest conversations about the history of race in this country. These issues are taking center stage in school board races nationwide, as hyperpartisanship infiltrates more completely the lives of our children.
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Democrats Urge Iowa Republicans to Approve 2nd Redistricting Plan

(Des Moines, IA) — Iowa Democrats are calling on Republicans in the legislature to approve the second plan redistricting plan released by the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency. The state law does not allow lawmakers to amend this second plan. If the Republican-led legislature rejects the second plan for redistricting in a special session next Thursday, lawmakers would be able to amend the third plan. Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls of Coralville says the agency addressed the concerns Republicans raised about the first plan and in the second plan released yesterday (Thursday) and it meets legal and constitutional requirements. G-O-P leaders say they will fully review the plan just like they did the first plan.
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Gill alerts Woodbury Co. residents to changes to Iowa election laws

WOODBURY COUNTY, Iowa — Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill is continuing efforts to educate voters about changes to Iowa Election Laws. Those new rules say that he cannot mail out absentee ballot request forms. Instead, anyone who wants an absentee ballot has to call the courthouse and make a direct request.
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All 4 proposed Iowa congressional districts have GOP voter registration edge

The Iowa legislature will vote next Thursday on the second plan for redrawing the boundaries for Iowa’s congressional and legislative districts. Republicans would have a voter registration edge in all four congressional districts. An initial review of the districts proposed for seats in the Iowa House indicate up to 38 incumbents could face a race against another incumbent. In the Iowa Senate, it appears up to 20 incumbents are living in the same proposed district as another state senator.
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