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Keokuk County announces voting registration deadline

Aug 08, 2017

The Keokuk County Auditor’s Office has announced the final day to preregister to vote for the upcoming regular school elections, which includes Pekin Community School District, will be Sept. 1.

The auditor’s office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. Those who mail in a registration form must postmark it by Aug. 28.

 

New rules on voter ID

The state of Iowa will implement new rules about the identification voters must present. From now through Dec. 31, precinct officials will ask voters for identification. If a registered voter does not have ID, they will still be allowed to vote with a regular ballot.

During 2018, registered voters will be asked to show their ID. Anyone who does not have their ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show a driver’s license, non-operator’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or voter card at the polls before they vote. Voters without an ID may cast a provisional ballot or have another registered voter attest to their identification. Attesters shall show ID before attesting for a voter.

 

Absentee ballots

Absentee ballots for the Sept. 12 school election are now available at the Keokuk County Auditor’s Office. To obtain an absentee ballot upon written request, residents can download the absentee ballot request forum at www.keokukcountyia.com. They may also submit the following information on a piece of paper at least 3 by 5 inches in size: the date of the election — school election, September 12, 2017, your name, the address you would like the ballot mailed to, your date of birth, and it must be signed by each person requesting a ballot.

Mail the form to Keokuk County Auditor Christy Bates at 101 S. Main St. Sigourney, Iowa, 52591.

Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked before Sept. 12. Absentee ballots may also be returned to the auditor’s office in person until 8 p.m. on Election Day. For further information, contact the Keokuk County Auditor’s Office at 641-622-2320.

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