The office of the Dallas County Election Commissioner has released the following details about the Feb. 5 special election in the Perry Community School District:
Election Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Poll Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Polling Location: McCreary Community Building, 1800 Pattee St., Perry, Iowa 50220
Voter Eligibility Requirements
Iowa voters are required to show a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, tribal ID or voter ID card at the polls before they vote. In addition, voters must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, not currently judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote” and not convicted of a felony.
Voters without the necessary ID will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes, that is, by noon Feb. 11, 2019, located at 210 N. 10th St., Adel, IA 50003. In addition, a voter may use an attester who is a registered voter in Dallas County.
Any registered voter who does not have a valid driver’s license or non-operator’s ID issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation will be issued a voter ID card for free, automatically, in the mail. This also applies to anyone who registers to vote in the future.
Upon receipt of the voter ID card, it should be immediately signed. Obtaining the voter ID card does not require any further documentation or action by the voter. Voters simply need to be registered to vote in Dallas County.
The pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The Dallas County Auditor’s office will be open Jan. 25, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After this date, new voters can still register at the Dallas County Auditor’s office or register on election day at the polling place for the precinct in which they currently reside. The voter will be required to show proof of residency and identity.
One form of ID is a valid Iowa Driver’s license with the voter’s current address. Hard copy proof of residency (electronic copies are acceptable) can also be accomplished with a:
• Property tax statement
• Utility bill
• Bank statement
• Government check
• Other government document
Proof of residency must be current within the last 45 days. A current photo ID that is valid and contains an expiration date can be used for proof of identity. Among valid documents are an:
• Out-of-state driver’s license
• Non-driver identification card
• U.S. Passport
• U.S. military ID
• ID card issued by employer
• Iowa high school or college ID
• Veteran ID
Where to Pre-Register
Voters may pre-register at the Dallas County Auditor’s office at 210 N. 10th St. in Adel, Iowa, on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Registration forms can also be found on the Iowa Secretary of State website. Send forms to: Dallas County Auditor’s Office, 210 N. 10th St., Adel, IA 50003.
Name, party and address changes if you are already registered within Dallas County may be made any time up to and including election day. Prior to election day, changes are made by the same means as voter registration. On election day, changes may be made at the voters’ polling place. If the voter has changed their address, the voter will need to go to the voter’s new polling site.
Absentee votes may be cast at the Dallas County Auditor’s office from Jan.7, 2019, through Feb. 4, 2019, the day prior to the election. The Dallas County Election office will be open daily for absentee voting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Request forms for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office or on the Iowa Secretary of State website.
All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.
Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight the day prior to the election (Feb. 4) or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor’s office before the polls close (8 p.m.) on election day.
For more information, call the Dallas County Election office at 515-993-6950.