By Zee Huff
This is part I on coverage of Iowa’s absentee ballot application dispute; see part 2 here.
Imagine: You’re the auditor for Linn County, Iowa. It’s a warm summer morning. After a June primary which saw record turnout— and a surge in absentee voting — you’re trying to figure out how best to serve the citizens of your county. Drop boxes outside your office and the Public Services Building were a hit, with citizens voting up until 9 p.m. on Election Day. There are ways to help your constituents, and you’ll find them.
Your name is Joel Miller, and you’re about to have a hell of a summer.