Voter ID law put to use in North Liberty's special election

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NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (KCRG) More than 800 people had to show an ID before voting in North Liberty Tuesday. It's a change with Iowa's new voter ID law.

Former Governor Terry Branstad signed the legislation into law in 2017, but it didn't go fully into effect until this year.

The special election in North Liberty is the first test of the new voter ID law. In order to cast ballots, each voter has to show an ID, like a driver's license, passport, military ID, or voter ID card.

Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert told TV Nine he hasn't heard any complaints at the polls Tuesday, but the law has meant some changes for poll workers.

"Now they have to ask for the ID when folks come in and they didn't need to do that before. But again that falls on us to train them and make sure they have that ID. It'll be a bigger deal when we have that school election this fall when there are a lot more precincts open."

Voters in North Liberty chose RaQuishia Harrington to be the city's newest council member.