The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Waterloo. The Senior High School in Fort Dodge. The Masonic Temple in Council Bluffs.
Iowa voters won’t be able to cast their ballot at those locations this Election Day, or at many of the state’s other usual polling places. Closures and consolidations have rippled across Iowa due to the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in hundreds fewer Election Day polling places than the state had in 2016.
Nonetheless, Iowa has already seen record turnout, with voters casting more absentee ballots than they ever have before. Early in-person voting has also been underway for weeks. But those who do want to cast a ballot in-person on Election Day should first check to see if their polling place has changed.
Read more at The Center for Public Integrity.