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General election voter info available

September 30, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Auditor, Rhonda R. Deters, has distributed General Election voter information packets to libraries and city halls within Grundy County. The packet includes a supply of voter registration forms, absentee ballot application forms, and a flier of the Top 10 List of Important Facts & Dates for Voters.

Iowa law allows you to register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct in which you currently live. After showing proper identification, you may register and vote at the precinct the same day. However, the "SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATION" procedure may slow up the voting experience for voters choosing to wait until November 6 to register and vote at the polling site. In addition, there have been some changes to the boundaries of the precincts as a result of the population changes reflected by the 2010 federal decennial census. If you have questions regarding where you vote, you may find that information on the Iowa Secretary of State's internet website, www.sos.state.ia.us. Click on "Find My Polling Place." By completing the requested information, your polling place location will appear.

To make the voting experience easier and less time consuming on November 6, Grundy County Auditor Rhonda R. Deters recommends that you pre-register to vote. The deadline to pre-register is October 27, 2012, at 5:00 PM. 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 to vote in person at the County Auditor's Office at the Courthouse, or voter registration forms are also available on the Grundy County website, www.grundycounty.org. Under the heading "Where do I .?", click on "Register to Vote." You may then complete the Official Iowa Voter Registration Form. The completed form should be delivered or mailed to the Grundy County Auditor, 706 G Ave., Grundy Center, IA 50638-1496. Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before October 22. If you are already registered to vote, there is no need to re-register to participate in this election.

Absentee ballot request forms are also available on the same website under the heading "Where do I .?" Click on "Vote Absentee." You may then complete the Official Absentee Ballot Request Form. You can also call the auditor's office at 319-824-3122, or stop at the County Auditor's Office at the Courthouse to acquire these forms.

 
 

 

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