Iowa’s top election official says his office will give county auditors new information to clear up confusion about where drop boxes for absentee ballots may be placed:
OC……….our shoulders.” :07
Secretary of State Paul Pate says drop boxes for absentee ballots must be on county-owned property and cannot be spread around a community.
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Pate says the issue was raised after complaints about unattended drop boxes in places like parking lots and grocery stores.
OC………..of the law.” :07
Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald says this has given county election officials heartburn and reducing the number of drop box locations is going to be a big issue in some counties.
Fitzgerald and Pate made their comments during taping of the “Iowa Press” program that airs Friday night on Iowa P-B-S.