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Aug. 11, 2017DES MOINES, Iowa |  By: AP

Iowans to vote on new license plate design

After nearly 20 years, Iowa's standard license plate will get a new design, and residents can vote on which of three options they like best.

Gov. Kim Reynolds unveiled three potential designs Thursday at the Iowa State Fair. Department of Transportation graphic artists created the new designs, which are now up for a vote by fair-goers and others online.  All three options feature a bold color strip across the top, with the word "Iowa'' written in capital letters. Two designs show rural scenes and one features a version of the eagle from the state flag.

When a new design is selected it will be available sometime in 2018, replacing the blue and white design that has been in use since 1998.