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Index of Information

 

Hours the Polls are Open                                     Voter Registration Deadline

Find Your Precinct and Sample Ballot                Iowa Election Day Registration Guide

How to Get an Absentee Ballot                           Voter Registration Application
Official Absentee Application form                     Ways to Return Voted Absentee Ballots
Office Hours during this Election Cycle              Special Precinct Board
Public Test of Voting Equipment                         Election Night Results
Voting System                                                      Canvass of Election
Poll Watchers                                                       Ethics and Campaign Disclosure
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Hours the Polls are Open

The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. in all city precincts and unincorporated precincts within Marshall County.  This is a city election to fill various city offices; therefore only residents living within the corporate city limits of their city are eligible to vote the city ballot.. Please refer to the following table for polling locations:

City and Township

Polling Place

Marshalltown 1st Ward

Public Library

Marshalltown 2nd Ward

Iowa Veterans Home Malloy Hall

Marshalltown 3rd Ward

Fisher Community Center

Marshalltown 4th Ward

First Baptist Church

Albion City

Albion Fire Station

Clemons City

Clemons School

Ferguson City

Ferguson Bible Church

Gilman City

Gilman City Hall

Haverhill City

Haverhill Community Building

Laurel City

Laurel City Hall

LeGrand City

LeGrand Community Building

Liscomb City

Liscomb Community Building

Melbourne City

Melbourne Recreation Center

Rhodes City

Rhodes United Methodist Church

State Center City

State Center City Hall

St. Anthony City

St. Anthony City Hall



Find Your Precinct and Sample Ballot

 

Marshalltown

Ward/Precinct           Polling Place                                                            Sample Ballot

     Ward 1      Public Library, 105 W Boone St                              Ward 1 Sample Ballot

     Ward 2      Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit St..                Ward 2 Sample Ballot

     Ward 3      Fisher Community Center; 709 S. Center St.         Ward 3 Sample Ballot

     Ward 4      First Baptist Church, 700 E. Olive St.                     Ward 4 Sample Ballot

    

City                 Polling Place                                                                            Sample Ballot

 

Albion             Fire Station; 100 S. Main St.                                Albion Sample Ballot

Clemons         School; 306 Bevins St.                                         Clemons Sample Ballot

Ferguson        Ferguson Bible Church; 395 2nd St.                     Ferguson Sample Ballot

Gilman           Gilman City Hall; 128 N Main St.                          Gilman Sample Ballot

Haverhill        Community Building; 102 3rd Ave                        Haverhill Sample Ballot

Laurel            City Hall; 102 N. Main St.                                     Laurel Sample Ballot

LeGrand        Community Building; 206 N. Vine St.                   LeGrand Sample Ballot

Liscomb         Community Building; 114 Main St.                      Liscomb Sample Ballot

Melbourne     Recreation Center; 613 Main St.                           Melbourne Sample Ballot

Rhodes          United Methodist Church; 324 N. Marietta St.      Rhodes Sample Ballot       

State Center  City Hall; 118 E. Main St.                                     State Center Sample Ballot

St Anthony    City Hall; 306 Main St.                                         St. Anthony Sample Ballot

 

                                   

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Voter Registration Deadline

Friday, October 27th is the final day to pre-register to vote in the November 7, 2017 City Election. The office of the County Auditor will be open until 5:00 p.m. on that date for eligible electors who wish to register in person. Completed voter registrations may be mailed to the County Auditor, and must be received by the above deadline in order to be valid for this election.

Voters who are currently registered need not re-register unless they have changed residences from one county to another. A voter who has changed addresses within the same county as the voter is currently registered may change his/her voter registration address anytime before the election or at the voter's new polling site on Election Day. If your ID does not have your current resident showing on it you MUST bring proof of residence with you.  Go to the Secretary of State link to find out what is an acceptable document.

Registering to vote is a legal requirement to be eligible to vote in Iowa. To be eligible to register to vote, you must:

To vote in Iowa, you must be registered to vote.
To qualify to register to vote, you must be:

 A U.S. citizen,

 An Iowa resident, and

 At least 17 1/2 years old (must be 18 years old by election day to vote.)

You cannot:

Be a convicted felon (unless your voting rights have been restored),

Be judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court, or

Claim the right to vote in any other place.

Iowa law now allows eligible persons to register and vote at the polls on Election Day. An Election Day registrant must provide acceptable proof of identity and current residence in the precinct. Click on the link below to see the Election Day Registration Information provided by the Iowa Secretary of State.

Iowa Election Day Registration Information

http://www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html#2

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Voter Registration Application

http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/forms/voterreg.html

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How to Get an Absentee Ballot

Eligible and registered voters wishing to cast absentee ballots may vote in person at the office of the county auditor, or may make written requests for absentee ballots to be mailed to them. 

Voting by absentee ballot in Auditor’s Office.

A registered voter will be able to cast an absentee ballot in the Courthouse at 1 E. Main St., Marshalltown, IA on the 2nd floor, NE Corner during regular business hours prior to Election Day.  Starting date determines when ballots arrive.  Please call the Auditor’s office to see when they will be available.

Voters requesting absentee ballots by mail may submit a request at any time before an election, but must do so by 5 p.m. Friday, November 3rd.    Requests arriving by mail after 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election cannot be honored.

 

Written requests for absentee ballots can be made by using:

The official form - download it here:   https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html

 

OR

In lieu of the official form, absentee ballot requests must be on paper no smaller than 3x5 inches and include the following information:

  •  The name of the voter,
  •  The voter's address,
  • The address to which the ballot should be sent (if different from the voter's address),
  • The voter's date of birth,
  •  The date and/or name of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot, and
  •  The voter's signature.
 

Mail Absentee Ballot Requests to: 

Marshall County Auditor
1 E. Main St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158

 

No one can request a ballot for another person.

 

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Official Absentee Ballot Application

http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/absenteeballotapp.pdf

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Ways to Return Voted Absentee Ballots

Personal delivery

The voter may personally deliver a voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office or may designate any other person to do so. If the voter chooses to designate another person to deliver the voted absentee ballot, the voter may require the other person to fill out a receipt and give it to the voter, which the voter should keep. Iowa law requires the other person to deliver the voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office by the time the polls close on election night or no later than 72 hours after picking up the ballot from the voter, whichever occurs first.

A voted absentee ballot may be delivered in-person to the county auditor's office during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

In order to be considered on time to be counted for the November 7th City Election, a voted absentee ballot that is personally delivered must be physically received in the county auditor's office by the time the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on election night.

A voted absentee ballot cannot be delivered to a polling place on Election Day; it will not be counted. However, a voter may surrender an absentee ballot to the precinct election officials at the polling site on Election Day, and the voter will be allowed to vote at the polls.

Mailing voted absentee ballots: 

Mail to:           Marshall County Auditor
                      1 E. Main St.
                      Marshalltown, IA 50158

The voter may personally mail a voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office or may designate any other person to do so. If the voter chooses to designate another person to mail the voted absentee ballot, the voter may require the other person to fill out a receipt and give it to the voter, which the voter should keep. Iowa law requires the other person to mail the voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office in time to have it postmarked before Election Day or no later than 72 hours after picking up the ballot from the voter, whichever occurs first.

Return postage for mailed absentee ballots has already been applied to the ballot envelope, as required by Iowa law.

In order to be considered on time to be counted for the Election, a voted absentee ballot that is mailed back to the county auditor's office must bear a postmark from the U.S. Postal Service dated by the Monday November 6th before the Election Day and must be received back in the county auditor's office by Monday, November 13th at Noon.

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Office Hours during this Election Cycle

Business hours are 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Special Precinct Board

The Special Precinct Board will open and count absentee ballots on Election Day.   The results from the absentee ballots will not be released until shortly after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.

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Public Test of Voting Equipment

The public test of the county voting system will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 in the Courthouse at 1 E. Main St., Marshalltown, IA 50158.

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Election Night Results

The polls close at 8:00 p.m. and unofficial election night results will be available on this website.  The county auditor's office in the courthouse will be open until all precincts have reported. Members of the public are welcome to be present, or to check up-to-date totals on this website.

Remember that election night results are unofficial. They include absentee ballots and results from the precincts, but do not include results from provisional ballots that are subsequently determined to have been valid. They also do not include any valid voted absentee ballots that were postmarked prior to Election Day and that are received by Monday, November 13th.

            Election Results link will be posted on Election Day      

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Canvass of Election

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will meet in special session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14th to canvass the results of November 7th City Election. At this meeting the board will canvass the tally lists and prepare official abstracts of the election results. The canvass will include election night results, as well as any provisional ballots and late-absentee ballots that are determined to be valid and on time. The meeting is open to the public.

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Voting System

Voters in Marshall County will use special paper ballots that will be counted at each precinct with the use of precinct-count optical-scan machines. Absentee ballots will be counted with the use of a precinct-count optical-scan machine. In addition, for any voter who needs assistance in marking the ballot, a ballot-marking machine will be available in each precinct in the county. It will also be available for demonstrations and for absentee voting at the county auditor's office. All election equipment and related software has been tested and certified for use in the State of Iowa.

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Rotation of Names on Ballots

Pursuant to Iowa law, candidates' names will be rotated; however, rotation of names only applies if there are more candidates listed on the ballot than the number of positions to be filled for that office. Ballots in the first precinct in which a specific office is listed on the ballot will show the candidates' names in alphabetical order by last name. The candidates' names will be rotated in each subsequent precinct by moving the first name to the end.

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Poll watchers

Poll watchers may represent:

Candidates whose names appear on the ballot,

Must show written permission from candidate.

Candidate must have filed a list of poll watchers with County Auditor.

Political parties and organizations, and

Must show credentials  permission from political party.

Political party must have filed a list of poll watchers with County Auditor.

In all elections other than primary and general elections, groups opposing or supporting approval of questions on the ballot at an election.

A person who wants to be a poll watcher must file notice of intent to do so with County Auditor. 

 

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/forms/pollwatcher.pdf

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/pollwatcherguidebook.pdf

 

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Ethics and Campaign Disclosure

A candidate or a person who advocates for or against a candidate or a ballot issue may be subject to requirements and restrictions of Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure laws. Campaign finance disclosure forms, brochures, and other information are available at www.state.ia.us/ethics :

Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board
510 E 12th, Suite 1A
Des Moines IA 50319
(515) 281-4028 phone (515) 281-3701 fax

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Voter Registration Information

Iowa law states that voter registration information is a public record. However, the use of that information is restricted to bona fide political purposes or to a bona fide official governmental purpose. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited by law.

Persons advocating for or against a candidate or public measure on the ballot may request lists of registered voters from the county auditor's office in a variety of customized formats. For further information, stop by the county auditor's office in the courthouse or call (641) 754-6302.

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Contact Us

                                    Jarret Heil, Marshall County Auditor and Recorder
                                    Commissioner of Elections
                                    1 E. Main St.
                                    Marshalltown, IA 50158
                                   (641)754-6302
                                   election@co.marshall.ia.us      

 

 

                                             

 

 

 


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