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Absentee Ballots For School Election Are available
Posted Date: 8/23/2013 1:00 PM

2013 School Election

RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2013

CONTACT:
Philippe E. Meier, Boone County Auditor & Commission of Elections
515-433-0502
Absentee Voting Begins
At Boone County Auditor’s Office

BOONE – Boone County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Philippe E. Meier has announced that absentee ballots for the September 10, 2013 School Election are available to be voted in the Boone County Auditor’s Office on Friday, August 23, 2013.   The Boone County Auditor only has ballots for the Boone, Madrid, Ogden and United Community School Districts.  School districts are no respector of county line.  The county auditor in county where the largest portion of school distrcts property value is responsible to conduct school board election for that school district. 

The Story County Auditor conducts school board elections for Boone County residents that live in the Ballard, Gilbert and Roland/Story Community School Districts.

The Polk County Auditor conducts school board elections for Boone County residents that live in the North Polk Community School District.

The Dallas County Auditor conducts school board elections for Boone County residents that live in the Perry and Woodward/Granger Community School Districts.

The Greene County Auditor conducts school board elections for Boone County residents that live the East Greene/Greene County community School District.

The Webster County Auditor conducts school board elections for Boone County residents that live in the SE Webster/Grand Community School District.

The Hamilton County Auditor conducts school board elections for Boone County residents that live in the South Hamilton and Stratford Community School Districts.

Absentee ballots may be cast in the Boone County Auditor’s Office at the Boone County Courthouse, 201 State Street, Boone, IA, during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through September 6. The Boone County Auditor’s Office will also be open Monday, September 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  for the Boone, Madrid, Ogden and United Community School Districts.  If you do not reside in one of these four districts, please contact county auditor that is responsible to conduct your school districts election.  See above.  This link will help you locate other county auditor contact information.  http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html.

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Forms are available at the Auditor’s Office, on the Boone County Web site at www.boonecounty.iowa.gov and at the Iowa Secretary of State’s Web site at http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/absenteeballotapp.pdf.  You may fill form out on line, then print it and sign form and mail form with original signnature to appropriate auditors office.  Ballots requested through the mail must be returned and post marked by midnight September 9, 2013. However, Meier encourages those returning their ballots via the postal service to mail them before September 6, 2013. IF A MAILED IN BALLOT ARRIVES WITHOUT A POSTMARK AFTER SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 AT 8 P.M. IT CANNOT BE OPENED.  Please only send mailed absentee ballot requests to county auditor responsible for conducting your school district's election and make sure they are returned to that county auditor.

All requests for a ballot to be mailed to you must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 p.m., September 6, 2013.

For more information about the 2013 School Election contact the Boone County Auditor’s Office at 515-433-0502 if you live in Boone, Madrid, Ogden or United School Districts.  If you are a Boone County resident living in a school district other than the four listed here, please contact the county auditor responsible for conducting your school district election for absentee ballot information.