Public Notice Given For Upcoming Special Election


Information has been released regarding the upcoming special election.

A special election to decide who will serve the remainder of Marianette Miller-Meeks’ term in the Iowa Senate will be held on January 26, 2021. Polls will be open on election day from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Those wishing to receive an absentee ballot by mail have until 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021 to have the written absentee ballot request form to the County Auditor’s Office. Absentee ballots will be mailed out as soon as they are available. Absentee ballots mailed must be postmarked by midnight, January 25, 2021 or be hand
delivered to the Wapello County Auditor’s Office before the polls close on election day.

Those wishing to register on election day must provide proof of I.D. and proof of residence. Proof of I.D. includes an Iowa Driver’s License, Iowa Non-operator’s ID, U.S. Passport (not expired), U.S. Military or Veteran’s ID (not expired), Iowa Voter Identification Card (must be signed), or Tribal ID Card/Document.

If your proof of I.D. does not include proof of residence, you may use a residential lease, utility bill, including a cell phone bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, other government document or property tax statement, any of which must include name and current address and be current within 45 days and may be in an electronic format or on paper.

For more information, contact the Wapello County Auditor’s Office at (641) 683-0020 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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