~ Voters can now see their county and precinct maps online for all of Iowa's 99 counties.
Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz says it's the first time precinct maps have been available for all counties. The maps can be viewed at www.sos.iowa.gov/precinctmaps .
Schultz says compiling and posting the maps is part of his effort to make useful election information easy to find.
Schultz says active duty military personnel serving outside the United States can now cast a ballot via fax or email. Previously only a restricted number of soldiers serving in specifically classified areas could do so.
In addition, the Iowa SOS application for smartphones allows voters to check registration information, fill out a voter registration form, find a polling place, and request and track an absentee ballot.