January 25, 2021

Candidates file with county auditor for election

The General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Voter pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020. Pre-registered voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a regular ballot.

Voters who are not pre-registered – such as voters registering to vote on election day – and voters changing precincts must also provide proof of residence. A voter who is unable to provide an approved form of identification (or prove residence if required) 1) may have the voter’s identity/residence attested to by another registered voter in the precinct, 2) prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents, or 3) cast a provisional ballot and provide proof of identity/residence at the county auditor’s office by 12:00 p.m. (noon), November 10, 2020.

Election Day Registrant attesters must provide an approved form of identification. For additional information about providing proof of identity and/or residence visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/voterid or phone (641) 743-2546.

Voters may request an absentee ballot from the Auditor’s Office. Voters may vote in the office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Oct. 5 or they may request a ballot be mailed to them. The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The last day to vote absentee in the Auditor’s Office is Monday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day Nov. 3, 2020.

Candidates who have filed papers for the General Election are as follows:

County Supervisor District #1 – Elect 1

Matt Wedemeyer (Rep)

County Supervisor District #3 – Elect 1

Jerry Walker (Rep)

County Supervisor District #5 – Elect 1

Thaddeus Hawley (Dem)

John A Twombly (Rep)

County Auditor – Elect 1

Mandy Berg (Rep)

County Sheriff – Elect 1

Jeffrey L Vandewater (Rep)

County Attorney – To Fill Vacancy – Elect 1

Melissa S Larson (Dem)

Richland Township Trustee – Elect 1

Roy Maeder

Washington Township Trustee – Elect 1

No Candidate Filed

County Hospital Trustee – Elect 3

Willard Olesen

Jimmy Freeland

Deb Tindle

County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner – Elect 3

Randy Caviness

James Frederick

Daryl Nelson

County Agricultural Extension Council Member – Elect 4

Jessica Christensen

Matt Mensing

Trent Raasch

Karen Schulteis