Committee to Review Proposed Voter Rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A legislative committee that oversees state government agency rules is scheduled to review again a new voting rule proposed by Secretary of State Matt Schultz.

The rule establishes a way to remove from voter registration lists an individual whose citizenship is questioned.

The ACLU of Iowa says it will ask the Administrative Rules Review Committee at Friday's meeting to delay implementation or refer the rule to lawmakers. With no action, the rule becomes effective March 27.

The ACLU along with the League of Women Voters and others believe the rule violates state law and that Schultz lacks the authority to pass it without Legislative approval.

The committee may simply let it go into effect, delay its implementation, or object to it and ask the Legislature to consider it.
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