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Hoping To Vote By Mail? Saturday Is The Last Day To Request An Absentee Ballot.

Jennifer Griffin
It may take several days to get final, official results from the 2020 election. IPR reporter Katarina Sostaric joins host Ben Kieffer to explain.

Saturday, October 23rd is the final day to submit a request for an absentee ballot to your county auditor. On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by Iowa Public Radio reporter Katarina Sostaric for a look at key voting stories just 11 days ahead of Election Day.

Also on the program, a look at record COVID-19 hospitalizations with IPR’s Natalie Krebs; a conversation with Marshalltown restaurant owner Alfonso Medina, whose recently purchased billboard reading “No Love, No Tacos” has gained national attention; and a look at a possible lawsuit against Hawkeye Football alleging racial discrimination.


  • Natalie Krebs, Iowa Public Radio health reporter
  • Katarina Sostaric, Iowa Public Radio state government reporter
  • Alfonso Medina, owner of La Carreta Mexican restaurant in Marshalltown
  • Jason Clayworth, Des Moines Register investigative reporter
  • Mark Emmert, Des Moines Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen Iowa Hawkeye Athletics beat reporter
  • Tony Dehner, Iowa Public Radio Studio One host


Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa