Benton County Auditor Hayley Rippel and Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate are hosting a “Voter Ready” Round Table Discussion with local election stakeholders on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 3:30 in the Benton County Courthouse 3rd floor Courtroom.

This is an opportunity for local county organizations to come together to learn about the new voter integrity election laws.

It is not a forum or debate on the law. It’s not a rally expressing a political agenda or position on the law. Rather, during the discussion we envision a few minutes explaining the law, asking participants how best to reach their local members, and then inviting them to use our tool kit to help educate their members.

We believe that Iowans will find the new law easy to understand and easy to follow. Our office is committed to ensuring that Iowa voters understand voting requirements and continue to participate in Iowa elections, hopefully at rates even higher than usual.

We want to get correct voting information into the hands of every voter. We all have a vested interest in making sure information is clear, accurate, and accessible.

This format allows us to meet with election stakeholders at the local level, answer questions and provide them with a tool kit that they can then use to educate their constituents at the local level.

For more information about Secretary Pate’s “Voter Ready” initiative, visit https://sos.iowa.gov/news/2018_01_10.html.