Iowa Voter Registration Form Legality Questioned
by Associated Press
February 07, 2013 3:50 PM
Voter fraud cases against several Iowans could be in trouble if a district court judge rules Iowa's voter registration form is illegal.
The attorney for a Council Bluffs man charged with election misconduct says the voter registration form has smaller type at the bottom where the person signing certifies citizenship. State law requires the print on the form to be uniform throughout.
Attorney David Richter says Pottawattamie County prosecutors stipulated at a hearing Monday that the type differs. He expects a judge to find the form illegal.
If the judge believes that justifies dismissal of charges against Richter's client, Albert Harte-Maxwell, prosecution in similar cases could be in trouble.
Five other people are charged with election misconduct for registering to vote without U.S. citizenship, a felony in Iowa.