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The legislative process for an elections bill offered by the Iowa Senate starts today in subcommittee. Senate Study Bill 3161 would prohibit ranked choice voting and instant runoff voting in Iowa.

It also strikes provisions that allow county auditors to establish drop boxes for individuals to return absentee ballots.

Under the proposal, auditors will be able to mail absentee ballots to voters beginning 22 days before elections and require ballots be delivered to the auditor’s office by the close of business on the day before Election Day.

The bill also has five other components to it. You can read the legislation here.

We will also try to have a recap of the subcommittee hearing later today or tomorrow.

Author: Jacob Hall



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