Pate Urges Action from “No Activity” Voters

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Iowans who did not vote in the 2020 election will be getting a notice in the mail and Iowa’s Secretary of State is urging those who received such correspondence to act quickly.

Paul Pate says the notice will ask registered voters who did not vote to confirm their residential address. Anyone who doesn’t respond will be listed as inactive voters until they participate in an election or update their address.

Pate’s office says a voter list maintenance is conducted every March as required by federal and state law.

“This mailing is part of the routine process we undertake to ensure our voter rolls are up-to-date and as accurate as possible. It’s a crucial component for having clean and fair elections across the state,” Pate said.

Any Iowan receiving the mailing should check the appropriate box, sign their name, and return the postcard in the mail. No postage is needed.

According to Secretary Pate’s office, voters made inactive through the list maintenance process can return to active status by requesting an absentee ballot, voting in an election, registering again, or updating their voter registration.

Voters can check their registration status on the Secretary of State’s website.

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