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PATE TO OFFER NEW DROPBOX GUIDANCE TO COUNTY AUDITORS

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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.

OC………secure as possible.” :07

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.