Count Their Vote Petition

The 2018 midterm election voting process in Iowa has revealed an issue with the absentee ballot voting process that the vast majority of voters were not aware of. According to Iowa law, mail-in absentee ballots are required to have a stamp-cancelling postmark the day before Election Day, but USPS no longer postmarks every individual piece of mail. 30+ absentee ballots were therefore declared invalid because the envelopes failed to display a postmark. This petition is asking the Iowa Judicial Branch, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Winneshiek County Auditor Ben Steines to honor the voting rights of these individuals and allow their vote to be counted.