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Monday, Oct. 5 - Registration is the first step to becoming a voter. Use this link to check your voter registration status or to get help voting. See below for more links from Linn County and Johnson County.
Early voting begins on Monday, October 5. This page lists locations and times for early voting, including drive-up voting. Drive-up voting takes place at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, 855 S. Dubuque St. - enter from Clinton St.
Most Americans take for granted their right to vote, whether they choose to exercise it or not. But the history of suffrage in the U.S. is, in fact,the story of a struggle to achieve this right by our society's marginalized groups. In The Right to Vote, Duke historian Alexander Keyssar explores the evolution of suffrage over the course of the nation's history.
The Right to Vote by Donald Grier Stephenson
Call Number: Iowa City Library: 342.73 S836r
Publication Date: 2004-10-20
From its roots in early English rules to its practice today, this work covers the evolution, expansion, and ongoing debates regarding "the first liberty" in America.
Voting Rights by Greenhaven Press Staff (Editor); Noah Berlatsky (Editor)
Call Number: e-Book OR Main Library: Debate Books 324.62 V971s 2015
Publication Date: 2015-02-06
Editor Noah Berlatsky helps readers delve into the issues surrounding voting rights such as whether or not voting rights protections are still necessary, if states are restricting voting rights, if voting rights apply to particular groups, and if changing voting procedures can promote equality.
Voting in America by Robert E. DiClerico
Call Number: e-Book OR Main Library: 324.609 D554v
Publication Date: 2004-05-25
A thorough examination of the people, forces, and events that have shaped the right, opportunity, and value of the vote in America from 1715 to the present.