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Sept. 20, 2017DES MOINES, Iowa |  By: AP

Iowa voting advocacy groups express concern over state's new voter ID law

Several voting advocacy groups in Iowa are expressing concern about proposed rules for the state's new voter identification law.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the League of Women Voters of Iowa, and six other groups say proposed administrative rules that will govern how the law is followed will add unnecessary complications. In documentation submitted Tuesday as part of a public comment period, the groups claimed the rules could negatively impact Election Day registrants, the use of voter registration lists, and a signature verification provision.

The Secretary of State's office declined to comment on the specific concerns raised, noting there will be a period of time to respond. The office has previously disputed a separate claim that the rules could complicate how data is shared for voter registration drives.