90,000 Iowa voters are getting postcards to update their addresses

DES MOINES — If you’ve changed your address in the past year, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office is asking for your help. The annual National Change of Address process is underway, which helps maintain the accuracy of Iowa’s voter registration records.

Secretary of State Paul Pate says notices are being mailed to around 90,000 registered voters in Iowa who have filed a change of address with the US Postal Service in the past year.  “We want Iowa’s voter roles to be as up-to-date and accurate as possible. Tens of thousands of Iowans move within the state each year,” Pate says. “This is a very important yearly procedure to ensure that those moves are reflected accurately in the voter registration database.”

Pate says voters who receive the cards should follow the instructions on the return postcard to verify or correct their voting address, then return it to their county auditor’s office as soon as possible.

Some 38,000 registered voters moved within their county during the past year, while more than 52,000 moved outside their county but stayed in the state.