Iowa Secretary of State to mail 123,000 new voter ID cards this week

Des Moines Register: Iowans should be on the lookout this week for new voter identification cards, the Secretary of State's office announced Monday.

The office tasked with overseeing Iowa's elections said roughly 123,000 cards will be mailed out as part of its efforts to implement a new voter identification law passed earlier this year by the Iowa Legislature. That law will require Iowans to show a valid form of ID at the ballot box beginning with the 2019 elections.

"It should be easy to vote, but hard to cheat, and that’s what this new law ensures,” Secretary of State Paul Pate said in a statement.

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