Cass County to mail voter registration cards

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February 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman, Thursday, said the County has chosen to do a county-wide mailing of voter registration cards this year as we have had Election Precinct changes based on the 2010 census and we have also had several voting center changes since the 2000 census.

Sunderman requests that you do not return the card if all the information is correct and you would be checking the top box (the one to the left of the statement “I am the registered voter named on this card, and I still live at the address listed.”)   It is not required that you return the card.  The cost to return each card to the County Auditor is over one dollar (about $1.08).

Iowa Code Section 48A.28(3) states that certain information must be placed upon the second half of the postcard used to send the new voter registration form.  The Code states: “The card shall contain boxes for the recipient to check to indicate one of the following:
(1)  That the recipient is the registered voter named on the card, and is still a resident at the address listed.
(2)  That the recipient is the registered voter named on the card, but is no longer a resident of the address listed.
(3)  That the recipient is not the registered voter named on the card, and the registered voter named on the card is not a resident of the address listed.

The Cass County Auditor notes that if the recipient needs to mark the box before the statement for number (2) or number (3), the recipient should return the card to the Cass County Auditor. However, if box number (1) applies, then the recipient does not need to return the card.   They may take the voter registration card, trim it if they wish, and place the new registration card wherever they choose to keep identification cards and discard the second half of the postcard.