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2019 city, school elections set for Nov. 5

The city and school elections are less than a month away. In 2018 the Iowa Legislature combined city and school elections. This year will be the first time the two elections will be held together on the same day, Nov. 5. It is important to note that with this change, voters will use their general election polling locations. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To assist the voters in getting to their correct polling location, the Jasper County Auditor’s Office has instructed the Iowa Secretary of State to mail to each registered vote a new voter registration card that includes the voters correct polling place.

Remember, Iowa voters are required to show an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID, U.S. passport, U.S. military ID or veteran’s ID, tribal ID/document or Iowa voter ID card at the polls before they vote. A voter without one of the listed forms of ID may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents. Voters without the necessary ID or an attester will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes (Monday after election day for Primary and General Elections).

Election officials ask voters to watch for the publication of a sample ballot and the listing of polling places in future publications. All voters are encouraged to get out and vote to have your say and can have the kind of government that represents you.

For any questions, call the Jasper County Auditor’s office at 641-792-7016 and ask for Tina Mulgrew or Dennis Parrott or email tmulgrew@co.jasper.ia.us or auditor@co.jasper.ia.us.

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