On Monday, March 5, 2018, absentee ballots will be available at the Palo Alto County Auditor’s Office for the special election to be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
Persons who are disabled or are going to be absent on election day may vote an absentee ballot at the Palo Alto County Auditor’s Office or request an absentee ballot through the mail. Requests by mail must be on the Official Absentee Ballot Request Form available at the County Auditor’s Office. The County Auditor’s Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The last day to pre-register to vote for the special election is on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. If you have moved, please call the Auditor’s Office at 712-852-2924 to get your address changed and to avoid waiting in line at the polls.
The polls will be open on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the following locations: Graettinger Public Library and Terril Memorial Building.
Voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before they may receive and cast a ballot. Pre-registered voters who are unable to show approved ID may sign an oath of identification for an election held in 2018. Voters who are not pre-registered or who have changed precincts also may be required to provide proof of residence. Any voter who cannot show ID may have their identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct who has proper ID. Starting January 1, 2019, all voters will be required to present an approved form of identification. For additional information about voter identification visit https://sos.iowa.gov/voterid or phone 712-852-2924.