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Iowa Voting Exemptions, Constitutional Amendment Question (2008)

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Iowa Voting Exemptions Act passed the state legislature as House Resolution 3. The measure amended the Iowa Constitution by changing the language used to describe people who cannot legally vote.[1]

The wording in the Constitution "idiot or insane person" was changed to "person adjudged mentally incompetent to vote."

This measure is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

Election results

Iowa Amendment 1 (2008)
Approveda Yes 1,014,952 82.46%

Results via: The Iowa Secretary of State


Supporters included:

  • Judie Hoffman, League of Women Voters of Iowa
  • Alicia Sutton, Iowa State Assn. of Counties
  • David Vestal, Iowa State Assn. of Counties
  • Jay Syverson, Iowa State Assn. of Counties
  • John Easter, Iowa State Assn. of Counties
  • Linda Hinton, Iowa State Assn. of Counties


None yet identified.

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