No matter who is in office, the ACLU of Iowa works tirelessly to defend the voting rights of all Iowans.

In Iowa, efforts are underway to make it harder for people to vote. Our politicians and even our Iowa Secretary of State have engaged in voter suppression, like shortening the early voting period and implementing a voter ID law. Voter fraud is almost non-existent, but these types of changes create more and more barriers to voting. These barriers discourage people from voting.

People of color, people with low incomes, people with disabilities, and senior citizens are most likely to be affected by these voter suppression efforts. 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.

Know your voting rights in Iowa (in English and Spanish).

Learn more about our voting rights work.