Nine Iowans are facing felony charges for allegedly violating election laws in the last two years.
Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced the arrests Wednesday.
Eight Waterloo residents and a woman from Montrose are each accused of voting in elections even though they are felons whose voting rights hadn’t been restored.
Schultz has made fighting voter fraud a priority since he took office.
However, his office is being questioned by the State Auditor over possibly misspending up to $280,000 of federal money to pay for his fraud investigations.