Lucas County, Iowa Voter Information and Government Directory

Democracy Is More Than Just Voting: How to Be Politically Engaged in Iowa, Lucas County, and Chariton

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In these volatile times, we must demand that our government be responsible and responsive. It's about much more than just voting. It's about keeping those you voted for accountable to what you care about. Even if you already agree with your elected representatives, your ongoing input can give them the political ammunition they need to aggressively fight for what you value. 

This website is designed to help you effectively participate in government at the federal, state, county, and local levels. We give you information and tools to help you make your voices heard, and to keep your elected representatives responsive to your concerns. 

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Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

How to Register to Vote in Lucas County, Iowa

How to check your voter registration information in Iowa

Now’s the time to check and confirm your voter registration, especially if you:

  • Haven’t voted for a while
  • Changed your name since the last time you voted
  • Permanently moved your residence since you last voted

Check your Iowa registration

It’s not difficult to check your records. To start, go to Can I Vote, click "Voter Registration" and then select Iowa.

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How to Report Consumer Fraud in Iowa

In most states, consumers have a right to report consumer fraud to the state's attorney general. The attorney general is responsible for the following three things:

1. Enforcing the state's laws.

2. Protecting the state's residents from criminal activity.

3. Making efforts to stop criminal activity when reported.

To report consumer fraud in Iowa, use the Iowa's hotline at IA.gov's Online Consumer Complaint Form page.

Phone Number: Phone: 515-281-5926, Toll-free: 888-777-4590, (outside of Des Moines metro area, Iowa only), Fax: 515-281-6771

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Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Reliable Sources of Fact-Based News

As John Stewart put it so elequently the other night, the government "Will Make 'Bulls–t' the Official Language of the United States"

To keep up with the flood of falsehoods uttered by the government these days it is more imporant than ever to have reliable sources of fact-based news. 

The sources listed on this page do excellent fact checking of the barrage of propaganda  released from the goverment. 

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

Has Your Voter Registration Been Purged?

  • Don't let corrupt politicians steal your right to vote!!!
  • Only YOU can keep this country free!!!
  • Keep your registration current!!
  • Find out if your Voter Registration has been purged or has an old address

This button will take you to Iowa’s official voter registration info link, obtained from the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

Update your Iowa
voter registration now!

Keeping your voting rights alive!!!! Fight Voter Suppression!!!

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What we're reading at LegalConsumer.com

Trump's praise for China over Tiananmen Square years ago was a preview of his support for military crackdowns on the George Floyd protests

John Haltiwanger - Business Insider - Wed, Jun 3, 2020

“Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut on Monday implored his Republican colleagues against allowing their "party's position become pushing for an American Tiananmen Square."

"Turning the army on protestors is what dictatorships do. It's literally the antithesis of America," Murphy tweeted.”
James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

- Atlantic - Wed, Jun 3, 2020

“In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.
“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.””
Roberts Upholds COVID-19 Restrictions on Churches, Scolds Kavanaugh

- Slate - Sat, May 30, 2020

“...by a 5–4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberals. In a pointed opinion, Roberts indicated that he will not join conservative judges’ escalating efforts to override public health measures in the name of religious freedom. Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s dissent, by contrast, falsely accused the state of religious discrimination in an extremely misleading opinion that omits the most important facts of the case. Roberts went out of his way to scold Kavanaugh’s dishonest vilification of the state.”
Justice Department Blocks ‘Essential’ Marijuana Workers From Bankruptcy Protection

- Wall Street Journal - Thu, May 28, 2020

“The Justice Department is preventing struggling cannabis businesses and their workers from accessing bankruptcy to weather the coronavirus-related downturn, even in states that determine medical marijuana is an essential industry during the pandemic.

The department’s policy means the financial safety net that bankruptcy provides consumers who fall behind on their mortgages or car payments is likely out of reach for those who work in the marijuana industry or businesses supporting state-regulated dispensaries or growers.”
Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive

- WSJ - Tue, May 26, 2020

“A Facebook Inc. team had a blunt message for senior executives. The company’s algorithms weren’t bringing people together. They were driving people apart.

“Our algorithms exploit the human brain’s attraction to divisiveness,” read a slide from a 2018 presentation. “If left unchecked,” it warned, Facebook would feed users “more and more divisive content in an effort to gain user attention & increase time on the platform.”

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With An Election On The Horizon, Older Adults Get Help Spotting Fake News

Sam Gringlass - NPR - Wed, Feb 26, 2020

“For example, Nash says the best way to check out a source is to open a new Internet tab and do a deeper search. But if you're new to navigating the Web, just opening a separate tab can be a hurdle.

"The No. 1 recommendation was the No. 1 thing many older people were unable to do," she says.”
More than 2,000 former DOJ officials call on Attorney General William Barr to resign

- ABC News - Mon, Feb 17, 2020

“More than 2,000 former Department of Justice officials are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign, according to the group Protect Democracy.
"Political interference in the conduct of a criminal prosecution is anathema to the Department's core mission and to its sacred obligation to ensure equal justice under the law," according to the group, which has been critical of the administration in the past.
The nonpartisan, nonprofit group said that the attorney general has "flouted" that fundamental principal.