Citizen volunteers at polling places across Iowa are prepared for the 7 a.m. start of voting Tuesday, when ballots combining city and school races will be cast for the first time in Iowa history.
The polling place for registered voters residing in the city of Perry or in the Perry Community School District will cast their ballots at the McCreary Community Building at 1800 Pattee St. in Perry.
The Iowa Legislature approved the merger of city and school board ballots in 2017, and this fall’s elections mark the first run with the new system. Eliminating the September school board elections and combining all on the November ballots was intended to boost voter turnout and potentially save taxpayer dollars.
In Dallas County, voters in 17 cities, 10 school districts, one community college district and one benefited water district will choose among candidates for offices of mayor, city council member, school board director, community college district director and water district trustee.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.