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Same day voter registration

October 15, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

The same day voter registration procedure may slow up the voting experience for voters choosing to wait until November 8 to register and vote at the polling site.

Iowa law now allows you to register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct you currently live in. After showing proper identification, you may register and vote at the precinct the same day.

To make the voting experience easier and less time consuming on November 8, County Auditor Rhonda R. Deters recommends that you pre-register to vote with your County Auditor's Office by the October 28 deadline. By pre-registering, your name will appear on the election register at your polling site, and you will avoid the time consuming process required for same day voter registration.

You can register in person at your County Auditor's Office, or voter registration forms are available on the Grundy County website under the heading Where do I .? Click on Register to Vote to download a voter registration form. The completed forms should be delivered or mailed to your County Auditor's Office. Mailed applications must be postmarked by October 24.

If you are already registered to vote, there is no need to re-register to participate in the city election.

Absentee ballot request forms are also available on the same website under the heading Where do I .? Click on Vote Absentee to download an application form. The completed application forms should be dropped off or mailed to the Grundy County Auditor, Courthouse, Courthouse, 706 G Ave., Grundy Center, IA 50638-1496. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is November 4. To vote absentee in person, voters may stop at the Grundy County Auditor's Office on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse during normal business hours Monday through Friday (8:00 AM to 4:30 PM). The deadline to vote by absentee ballot in person at the Grundy County Auditor's Office is November 8 at 11:00 AM.

Contact the Grundy County Auditor's Office if you have any questions (319-824-3122).



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