Secretary Pate unveils new resources to help Iowans with felony convictions understand voting process

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has announced new resources to assist individuals with past felony convictions who have had their voting rights restored. Pate’s office designed a new voter registration form that was unanimously approved by the state’s bipartisan Voter Registration Commission on Friday.

The new form clarifies that Iowans with felony convictions can register to vote once their rights are restored by the Governor, including by Executive Order. The old form remains valid for voter registration.

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