The Montgomery County Auditor’s Office is reminding Independent Candidates that you have until later this month to file nomination papers to run for Montgomery County Offices in the November General Election. The filing period for all counties began Monday August 4, 2014 and will run through August 27, 2014 at 5 P.M. Anyone with questions regarding the number of signatures necessary for each petition should contact the Montgomery County Auditor’s office 712-623-5127 or visit the Secretary of State website www.sos.iowa.gov
Saturday, October 25, 2014 is the Pre-Election VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE for election. There is Election Day registration, but specific documentation must be provided. If possible, register before Election Day. Friday, October 31, 2014 is the deadline to Request Absentee Ballot to be mailed.
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 ELECTION DAY, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In Montgomery County, your polling places include: The Red Oak Gold Fair Building; Red Oak Fire Station; Red Oak First Christian Church; Elliott Community Building; Stanton Fire Department; Grant Fire Department and at the Villisca Community Building
ABSENTEE BALLOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, AT THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE TO BE VOTED THROUGH MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2014. Those requesting by mail should send requests as soon as possible.
Three of Montgomery County’s incumbent office holders were unchallenged for Republican nominations in the June Primary—County Attorney Bruce Swanson, County Treasurer Carol Strovers and County Recorder Carleen Bruning. Three Supervisor Districts were challenged with Republican nominations in the June Primary—Supervisor District #1 Steven D. Ratcliff, Supervisor District #2 Joshua A. Wiig, Supervisor District #4 Mark L. Peterson. With no Democratic candidates running in the primary, these offices will be unchallenged in the November 4th election—unless independents step forward.
County Offices…..Montgomery County Recorder, Carleen Bruning (Rep) – Incumbent; Montgomery County Treasurer, Carol Strovers (Rep) – Incumbent; Montgomery County Attorney, Bruce Swanson (Rep) – Incumbent; Supervisor District #1, Steven D. Ratcliff (Rep) – Incumbent; Supervisor District #2, Joshua A. Wiig (Rep); Supervisor District #4, Mark L. Peterson (Rep).
Interested candidates may also file petitions for the following offices: Township Trustees, Township Clerks, County Hospital Trustees, Soil and Water Conservation Board, and County Agricultural Extension. Voters in 12 County Townships will also vote in November on a referendum allowing the Township’s Trustees to be appointed by the County’s Supervisors, rather than elected as now.
The Montgomery County Auditor’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. If anyone has questions about voter registration, absentee ballots, or voting, call the Auditor’s office—712-623-5127 or visit www.montgomerycountyiowa.com