Iowa Secretary Of State Refers 9 Instances Of Suspected Voting, Including One In NW Iowa, To County Prosecutors

Fri 12-27-2019

(Des Moines)-- Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he has referred nine voters, including one in northwest Iowa, to county attorneys for possible prosecution for allegedly voting twice in the 2018 general election. One of the cases is in Sioux county.

Pate's office says the suspects voted in Iowa after casting a ballot for the same election in another state. They say there were an additional 27 suspected instances of voters casting ballots in Iowa first, then in another state during the same election.

Pate says information of the alleged crimes was discovered as a result of Iowa's partnership with other states through the Electronic Registration Information Center. The coalition shares data to improve the accuracy of voter rolls and enhance voter confidence.

He says the 27 other instances of suspected double voting have been shared with the respective states' commissioner or board of elections.