September 12, 2017 School Board Election
Hours the Polls are Open
The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. in all precincts in East Marshall Community School District, GMG Community School District, Marshalltown Community School District and West Marshall Community School District.
Find Your Precinct
MARSHALLTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT –
Precinct 1 - All that portion lying in the First Ward of the City of Marshalltown. The polling place for said School Voting Precinct shall be at Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W Boone St. in the City of Marshalltown.
Precinct 2 - All that portion lying in the Second Ward of the City of Marshalltown. The polling place for said School Voting Precinct shall be at the Iowa Veterans Home, Malloy Hall, 1301 Summit Street, in the City of Marshalltown.
Precinct 3 - All that portion lying in the Third Ward of the City of Marshalltown and all rural areas of the School District contained in Taylor, Jefferson, Liscomb, Eden, Logan, Marietta, Washington, and Timber Creek Townships including the cities of Haverhill and Albion. The polling place for said School Voting Precinct shall be at the Fisher Community Center, 709 South Center Street, in the City of Marshalltown.
Precinct 4 - All that portion lying in the Fourth Ward of the City of Marshalltown. The polling place for said School Voting Precinct shall be at the First Baptist Church, 700 E. Olive St., in the City of Marshalltown.
GMG COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT –
Precinct No. 1 - Garwin City Hall - All that portion of the GMG Community School District lying in Carlton, Crystal, Howard, Indian Village and Spring Creek Townships in Tama County.
Precinct No. 2 - Green Mountain Lions Park Building - All that portion of the GMG Community School District lying in Marion, Taylor and Vienna Townships in Marshall County.
EAST MARSHALL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT –
Precinct No. 1 - LeGrand Area Community Building - All that portion of the East Marshall Community School District lying in the Fourth Ward in the City of Marshalltown, LeGrand, Marion and Timber Creek Townships in Marshall County and Indian Village Township in Tama County.
Precinct No. 2 - Gilman City Hall - All that portion of the East Marshall Community School District lying in Green Castle Township in Marshall County, Highland Township in Tama County, Chester Township in Poweshiek County and Hickory Grove Township in Jasper County.
Precinct No. 3 - Laurel City Hall - All that portion of the East Marshall Community School District lying in Jefferson and Logan Township in Marshall County and Mariposa Township in Jasper County.
WEST MARSHALL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT –
Precinct No. 1 - Clemons Fire Station - all that portion of the Townships of Bangor, Liberty, and Minerva in Marshall County.
Precinct No. 2 - Melbourne Recreation Center - all that portion of the Townships of Eden and Logan in Marshall County and the Township of Collins in Story County.
Precinct No. 3 - State Center City Hall,- all that portion of the Townships of Marietta, Washington and State Center in Marshall County and the Township of New Albany in Story County.
Sample Ballot / Candidate List
Sample ballots will be available on the Marshall County Website: http://www.co.marshall.ia.us
Voter Registration Deadline
Friday, September 1st is the final day to pre-register to vote in the September 12th, 2017 School 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.
Registering to vote is a legal requirement to be eligible to vote in Iowa.
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.)
· 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 Guide produced by the Iowa Secretary of State.
Iowa Election Day Registration Information
Voter Registration Application - English
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.
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. Ballots are expected to be available beginning the week of August 22nd.
Voting by absentee ballot in Auditor’s Office.
A registered voter may 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.
Voting absentee ballot by mail.
Written requests for absentee ballots:
-- are required to be on the official absentee request form.
-- require the voter's name, voting address, political party affiliation, name or date of the election, and voter's signature
-- must be physically received by the county auditor by Friday, September 8th.
-- should be addressed as follows:
Marshall County Auditor
1 E. Main St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
It is important to specify the name of the election (2017 School Election) or date (September 12, 2017).
Voters that reside within:
GMG, East Marshall, West Marshall, or Marshalltown Community School Districts can vote by an absentee ballot available from the
Marshall County Auditor
1 E. Main St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Eldora-New Providence Community School District can vote by an absentee ballot available from the
Hardin County Auditor
215 Edgington Ave.
Eldora, IA 50627
Gladbrook Community School District can vote by an absentee ballot available from the
Tama County Auditor
100 West High St.
Toledo, IA 52342
Baxter Community School District can vote by an absentee ballot available from the
Jasper County Auditor
101 1st Street N.
Newton, IA 50208
BCLUW Community School District can vote by an absentee ballot available from the
Grundy County Auditor
706 G. Ave
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Collins-Maxwell and Colo-NESCO Community School Districts can vote by an absentee ballot available from the
Story County Auditor
900 6th St.
Nevada, IA 50201
Those voters who wish to vote in the School Election, but through illness, physical disability, or who will be absent on Election Day, are urged to cast an absentee ballot.
Official Absentee Ballot Application
Ways to Return Voted Absentee Ballots
Iowa's laws have changed. 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 September 12th 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
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 prior to Election Day and must be received back in the county auditor's office by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15th.
Business hours are 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Special Precinct Board will open and count absentee ballots on Election Day. However, the results from the absentee ballots will not be released until shortly after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.
The public test of the county voting system will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2017 in the Courthouse at 1 E. Main St., Marshalltown, IA 50158.
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 Friday, September 11th.
The Marshall County board of supervisors will meet in regular session at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 15th to canvass the results of September 12th School 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.
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 an Optical Voter Count Scanner. 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.
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.
Poll watchers may represent:
Candidates whose names appear on the ballot,
Political parties and organizations, and
In all elections other than primary and general elections, groups opposing or supporting approval of questions on the ballot at an election.
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
phone (515) 281-4028
fax (515) 281-3701
Marshall County Auditor and Recorder/ Commissioner of Elections
1 E. Main St.; Marshalltown, IA 50158