January 10, 2013

Answers about absentee ballots for the special election

The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — Welcome to Iowa! That is what has been going through my head for the past week. Just as we thought we had reached the bowels of the winter season, Mother Nature threw us yet another curve ball. Temperatures over past week have been unbelievably warm. The snow and ice that we have had for just a couple of weeks now has all but disappeared as temperatures have been having out in the upper 30s to the lower 40s. Temperatures on Friday may reach 60 degrees! After that, reality will set back in as temperatures will hang out in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

I have received some questions regarding absentee ballots for the special supervisor election. Today, I will run information from the Mahaska County Auditor’s office relating to this subject.

“Any person unable to get to the polls on January 29th may send a written request to the Auditor’s Office, 106 South First Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577. The request must contain the name, residential address, birth date, and address where the ballot is to be mailed. The request must indicate what election the absentee ballot is being requested and must be signed by each person requesting a ballot. The voter requesting the ballot can either use an Official Absentee Ballot Request Form or this information can be written on a piece of paper not smaller than a 3 x 5 postcard.  

Absentee ballots may also be voted in the Auditor’s Office daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The last day to vote absentee in the office is Monday, January 28th. Voted absentee ballots mailed must be postmarked by Monday, January 28th at midnight. The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is Friday, January 25th, at 5 p.m.”

Source: Mahaska County Auditor’s Office

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