On Monday, December 1, Governor Branstad called for a Special Election for State Senate District 12 due to the resignation of State Senator Joni Ernst. State Senate District 12 includes all of Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold and Taylor Counties. Montgomery County Auditor Stephanie Burke says the deadline to Pre-Register to vote for this Special Election is by 5:00 P.M. Friday, Dec. 19th. There is Special Election Day registration, but specific documentation must be provided. If possible, register before the Special Election Day.
The deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot to be mailed is by 5:00 P.M. Wed., Dec. 24th. Absentee Request Forms are available on the County Website at montgomerycountyiowa.com or at your County Auditor’s office. Request forms will have to be completed prior to receiving an absentee ballot. Return your request form as soon as possible and the ballots will be mailed as soon as they are ready.
The Montgomery County Auditor’s office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 25th and 26th, but will be open for Absentee voting on Sat., Dec. 27th, from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., for Absentee Voting. On Tuesday, Dec. 30th, polls for the Special Election will be open from 7-a.m. until 9-p.m.
Polling Places in Montgomery County include: Red Oak Gold Fair Building, Red Oak Fire Station, Red Oak First Christian Church, Elliott Community Building, Stanton Fire Department, Grant Fire Department and the Villisca Community Building.
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 at 712-623-5127 or visit www.montgomerycountyiowa.com.