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electionlineWeekly — May 3 2018

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 VI. Tech Thursday

Iowa: The secretary of state’s office has launched a new website, VoterReadyIowa.org that lists critical information for voters such as types of acceptable IDs, polling place location and hours and links to register to vote. “VoterReadyIowa.org is a one-stop shop for voters,” Secretary of State Paul Pate said. “Everything you need to know to be voter ready will be on this website. I want every eligible Iowan to register to vote and participate in our elections. The June 5 primary is just five weeks away and absentee voting begins next Monday. It’s beneficial for voters to start preparing for the elections now, and VoterReadyIowa.org is a great website to help them.”

New Mexico: The secretary of state’s office has launched a new online voter information portal. At NMVote.org, voters may request an absentee ballot online for the first time in the state’s history as well as register to vote or update their voter information, find their polling place, find election dates and look up third-party voter registration agents. “NMVote.org will make absentee voting more convenient than ever before by allowing voters to request a ballot online,” said Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. “I’ll keep looking for ways to improve the voting process in New Mexico and to give registered voters easier access to the ballot and the election information they need.”

Pennsylvania: New Congressional districts have divided Cranberry Township into three different districts with some neighborhoods being split right down the middle of the street. Although voters will still visit their same polling places, they will be presented with different ballots depending on their address. To help voters know which district they are now voting in, the township has created a new online tool.