Election facts released for June ADM school bond vote

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The Dallas County Commissioner of Elections has released voter information in advance of the Tuesday, June 25 special election in the Adel-De Soto-Minburn Community School District on a new elementary school.

Polls at the following three locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

  1. Adel Public Library, 303 S. 10th St. in Adel
  2. De Soto United Methodist, 421 Dallas St. in De Soto
  3. Minburn United Methodist, 705 Chestnut St. in Minburn

These locations will be considered Vote Centers. School district voters may vote at any of the three locations.

Voter Requirements

Iowa voters are required to show a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, tribal ID or a 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 one of the necessary IDs will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide an ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes at noon July 1, 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. The voter should immediately sign the voter ID card when the voter receives it. 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.

Voter Registration

The pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019. The Dallas County Auditor’s office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After this date, new voters can still register at the Auditor’s office or register on election day at the polling place for the precinct in which they currently reside. In order to register, a 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 be accomplished with a:

  • Property tax statement
  • Utility bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Government document of another kind

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:

  • 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

The Dallas County Auditor’s Office, 210 N 10th Street, Adel, IA on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 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.

Registration Changes

If you are already registered within Dallas County, then name, party and address changes 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 voter’s polling place. If the voter has changed his or her address, then the voter will need to go to the voter’s new polling site.

Absentee Voting

Absentee votes may be cast at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office from May 16, 2019, through June 24, 2019, the day prior to the election in office. 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, June 14, 2019.
Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight Monday, June 24, the day prior to the election or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor’s office before the polls close on election day at 8 p.m.


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