ELECTION 2020

Voter guide: What you need to know about early voting, voting by mail and Election Day voting

Early voting begins in Iowa on Oct. 5. Whether you plan to vote early in person, by mail or wait to vote on Election Day, here's what you need to know.

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The 2020 election is here and The Gazette is here to help provide the information you need and cover what's happening. Keep up with the latest news and info here, and check back after polls close Nov. 3 as we follow results.

Who's running? Get to know the candidates in Linn, Johnson and surrounding counties

What about the judges on the ballot? Learn more about them here

How to vote: Your guide to voting early and on Election Day

Fact Checker: Read the latest fact checks from The Gazette

Multiple new polls on the presidential and U.S. Senate races in Iowa have their slight differences but overall indicate one thing: Both races are very close. ...

DES MOINES - The voting rights of roughly 35,000 felons in the state who completed their sentences were restored this summer by an executive order, but only 2,550 - roughly 7 percent - of them had registered to vote by mid-October in this fall's election, according to Iowa Secretary of Sta ...

SOLON - October in Iowa is about tailgating and football games, cooler temperatures and falling leaves - and Terry Branstad on the campaign trail. ...

A federal judge on Tuesday heard arguments on a motion seeking to block private grant funding received by Scott and Black Hawk county election officials to help with conducting an election during a pandemic. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - State Rep. Ashley Hinson's campaign for a seat in the U.S. House amounted to a pallet of green beans Monday. ...

As the Nov. 3 Election Day draws closer, voters across the state are receiving the last appeals for candidates in their mailboxes, including those in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. ...

The election will be over soon enough, but California Sen. Kamala Harris warned Iowa Democrats the consequences may last generations. ...

It may be the biggest secret of the election. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Warnings that confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett will spell the end of Obamacare and legal abortion are 'smears' by partisans wishing a Democratic president and Senate could fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a more liberal justice, according to Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - For the second consecutive quarter, Republican challenger Ashley Hinson has outraised Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer in Iowa's 1st Congressional District. ...

DAVENPORT - Candidates running for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District found some common ground during a televised debate Thursday, but continued to spar over health care. ...

Trump in Iowa touts ethanol, farm policy

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

DES MOINES - Campaigning Wednesday night in Iowa less than three weeks before the election, President Donald Trump touted his administration's work in helping the ethanol industry and farmers. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - A U.S. District Court judge has entered a default judgment against the Federal Election Commission, ordering it to take action on a complaint involving a so-called dark money group tied to Sen. Joni Ernst's campaign. ...

President Donald Trump will be in Des Moines on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. rally outside the airport. Watch Trump's rally live in the video player above starting at 6 p.m. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - More federal investment in infrastructure, child care and student debt relief will be key to restoring Iowa's economy, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, told a Cedar Rapids business development group. ...

DES MOINES - The first presidential campaign visit to Iowa during the 2020 general election finally comes Wednesday in the form of Republican President Donald Trump. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Terry Branstad, former governor and U.S. Ambassador to China, was in Iowa Tuesday to stump alongside Gov. Kim Reynolds voicing support for the re-election of fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst. ...

DES MOINES - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield expressed frustration and disappointment Tuesday with the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic that appears to be building again as Iowans brace for the upcoming flu season. ...

DES MOINES - For the past four years, Iowa's lawmaking process has been under total Republican control. ...

President Donald Trump will be making an appearance in Iowa this coming Wednesday after his infection with COVID-19 caused a temporary stop to his campaigning, including his rallies. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two rivals seeking an open seat to represent Southeast Iowa in Congress split Thursday night in a televised debate over how strictly to enforce COVID-19 mitigation measures and sparred over each other's records on health care. ...

Federal agriculture officials said Thursday they awarded $22 million in grants to gas stations, convenience stores and fuel distribution sites in 14 states to upgrade pumps, fuel lines and storage tanks as part of a program designed to increase the use of higher blends of ethanol fuel and ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Theresa Greenfield, who announced Thursday that her campaign raised more money in three months than any U.S. Senate candidate in Iowa has raised in a complete election cycle, thinks there's too much money in politics. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks has landed the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Iowa's 2nd District. ...

Rep. Abby Finkenauer hopes President Donald Trump is serious about taking up pandemic relief ahead of the Nov. 3 election but wants to go further than he indicated in a series of social media posts Wednesday. ...

MARION - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sees no long-term impact on the presidency or the presidential campaign from President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19 - as long as he's able to get back on the campaign trail by mid-October. ...

DES MOINES - Both sides in a legal clash over Iowa's absentee voting laws were able to agree on one thing Tuesday - the court fight has become increasingly confusing and the onus is on voters to navigate the uncertainty to make sure their ballots count. ...