I have yet to talk to anyone who believes HF516 – UP FINAL FOR FINAL DEBATE IN THE IOWA HOUSE TODAY (4/6) – is going to increase voter turnout. My poll posted below indicates the same.
HF516 is going to increase the cost of elections – see attached April 5th fiscal note. And if the full Senate version is upheld regarding ballot rotation, then Linn County would likely need to replace the $834K in voting equipment we purchased and deployed in 2016.
It’s time to light up your state representative’s cell phone with texts and phone calls, or call the Iowa House switchboard at 515-281-3221. It’s too late for emails and other mail.
If you don’t like your new tax assessment, then you’re not going to appreciate the effect this bill is going to have on your taxes. -Joel D. Miller – Linn County Auditor