No matter who is in office, the ACLU of Iowa works tirelessly to defend the voting rights of all Iowans.
But now in Iowa, more than ever, efforts to make it harder for people to vote are underway. Our politicians and even our Iowa Secretary of State have attempted to engage in voter suppression, for example, by shortening early voting from 40 to 29 days, and implementing a voter ID law.
People of color, people with low incomes, senior citizens, and people with disabilities are less likely to have required forms of state-issued photo IDs. But through lawsuits, education, and advocacy, the ACLU of Iowa is fighting back against any efforts by politicians to make it harder for qualified Iowans to vote at every turn.
Voting Rights for Those With Criminal Convictions
Voter ID Laws
Click here for the ACLU of Iowa’s guide to help Iowans with a criminal background determine if you can vote, and if not, how to get your right to vote restored.
Iowa Voting Rights Facts
- 1Voter ID has reduced voter turnout in those states where it's been introduced.
- 2In Iowa, there has not ever been even one documented instance of voter impersonation fraud.
- 3Iowa is one of just three states that still impose a lifetime ban on voting for people with a criminal conviction.