The Cass County Auditor’s Office reports requests for Absentee Ballots in advance of the December 8th Special Election to fill a vacant Iowa State Representative District 21 Seat, may be sent or brought to the County Auditor’s office. Last day to request an absentee ballot to be voted by mail is December 4th, 2015.
An Absentee Ballot is one cast prior to ‘election day’ by mail or at the County Auditor’s office. If you need to vote by mail: A written request may be mailed or hand delivered to the County Auditor’s office. (Absentee request forms are available at the auditor’s office and on the Secretary of State’s web site: sos.state.ia.us). A ballot along with instructions on how to complete the ballot will be mailed to the requester.
For the ballot to be counted the completed ballot then must be returned either by personal carrier to the office of County Auditor before close of polls on December 8 or returned by mail postmarked no later than December 7. All ballots must be returned whether voted or not voted.
In order to vote in Iowa a person must be registered in the person’s current county of residence, under the person’s present name, and at the person’s current address. Registration forms are available at the county auditor’s office, many State of Iowa service offices and on the Secretary of State’s web site: sos.state.ia.us.
The county election commissioner recommends that persons not currently registered or who have moved since last registering and are planning to vote in the December Special General Election, pre-register in the office of the County Auditor as soon as possible. You may register or re-register and vote absentee on the same day. Last day to pre-register for this special election is Monday, November 30.
Persons choosing to vote at the Cass County Courthouse prior to December 8 may come to the Cass County Courthouse during the regular office hours of 8-a.m. and 4:30-p.m., Monday thru Friday, up through the day before the election, complete a request form, and then cast a ballot immediately. In addition to regular office hours, the office of Cass County Auditor will be open Monday, November 30, 2015 from 8-a.m. to 5-p.m., and Saturday, December 5, 2014 from 9-a.m. to 5-p.m.