Announcement from ProgressIowa
Easy-To-Use Resource Available In English And Spanish For Voters Who Want To Cast Their Vote Early
DES MOINES – Iowans began casting their votes for the 2016 election on Thursday, September 29. To help Iowa voters find their early, in-person voting locations, we have created a new website, www.IowaVotesEarly.com, for voters to check for their local options. Voters can vote in-person at County Auditors’ offices and at satellite voting locations, as well as by voting by mail with an absentee ballot. Information is provided in both English and Spanish, and voters can text the word ‘early’ to 30644 to learn more. It will be updated as more early voting sites are confirmed.
“Every two years, no matter the circumstances, you always hear politicians and pundits describe this current election as ‘the most important in our lifetime.’ Well, this time it’s 100% accurate,” said Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. “We want to help make voting as simple as possible by providing an easy-to-use resource for voters to find their early voting locations. Casting your ballot early is a great idea: you avoid the potential for long lines on Election Day, you get it counted early in case something comes up or you get sick on Election Day, you make the process easier for election officials and, best of all, you can put a stop most of the political phone calls.”
Voters are encouraged to visit www.IowaVotesEarly.com to look for their early vote locations, or text the word ‘early’ to 30644 to learn more. Other organizations and news outlets are encouraged to link to the website to help spread the information as well.