June 8 Primary
Absentee ballots are now available for the upcoming Primary elections in Palo Alto County. Primary Election Day will be Tuesday, June 8, 2010. The first day to vote an absentee ballot at the County Auditor’s Office will be this Thursday, April 29. Eligible voters may vote in person at the Auditor’s Office through Monday, June 7, 2010, until 5 p.m.
According to Palo Alto County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Gary Leonard, persons who are disabled or will be absent on Election Day may request an absentee ballot be sent to them through the U.S. Mail. Voters who are eligible to participate in the school board election can request an absentee ballot by mail by completing the “State of Iowa Official Absentee Ballot Request Form” and mailing that form to the Palo Alto County Auditor, P.O. Box 95, Emmetsburg, IA, 50536. The official request form may be picked up at the Auditor’s office, or can be obtained by calling the Auditor’s office at 712-852-2924 to have a form sent to you.
The Palo Alto County Auditor’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The last day to pre-register to vote in the Primary elections will be Saturday, May 29, 2010.
The Palo Alto County Auditor’s Office will be open from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. that day for voter registration and absentee voting. The Palo Alto County Auditor’s Office will also be open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, for absentee voting.
For questions or more information on the Sept. 8 school board elections, registration or absentee ballots, contact Palo Alto County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Gary C. Leonard, at 712-852-2924.