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November 4, 2013

Herald to post live blog of Oskaloosa city election


Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect representatives to their city governments.

Polls are open for Oskaloosa and University Park residents from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. in the cities of Barnes City, Beacon, Fremont, Keomah Village, Leighton, New Sharon and Rose Hill.

The Oskaloosa Herald will have a live blog of the Oskaloosa city election from the Mahaska County Courthouse posted on its Website at www.oskaloosa.com. Tuesday night. The Herald also will post election results on the Website that night and in the Thursday print edition of the newspaper.

In order to vote, you only need to be a U.S. citizen who is 18 years old or older who is registered to vote in your respective community and live within its corporate limits.

The Mahaska County Auditor's Office has drafted a list of answers to last-minute voter concerns.

What if I go to the polls and they tell me I can’t vote because I requested an absentee ballot?

If have your unvoted ballot, you can surrender it at the polls and vote in the usual manner. If you do not have your unvoted absentee ballot, you can vote a provisional ballot, which will be put into an envelope. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Special Precinct Board will consider provisional ballots.


What do I do if I have moved since the last time I voted?

If you still live in the county where you were last registered to vote, go to the polling site for your new address. Take a current picture identification with your current address with you. You will be asked to complete a voter registration form with your new address, and you can vote in the usual manner. If your ID is not current, call the Audtior’s office (641) 673-7148 for additional instructions.

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