A combined election of city council and school board candidates on Nov. 5 is just one a few changes to this year’s election.

Page County Auditor Melissa Wellhausen said absentee voting deadlines are different this year too.

A voter can go to the Page County website to find an absentee request form or the Iowa Secretary of State website. Page County’s site address is co.page.ia.us. On the left side of the homepage, click on election info. Voters can also request an absentee ballot at the Page County Auditor’s office in Clarinda.

The election worry-free postmark date is Monday, Oct. 21. That means mailed, voter registration forms which are postmarked on or before Oct. 21 are considered on time to be pre-registered for the election even if they are received after the voter pre-registration deadline. Voters can pre-register to vote on Oct. 21 too.

Friday, Oct. 25 is the last day voters can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them. The Page County Auditor’s office will be open until 5 p.m. that day.

The last day voters can vote in person in the auditor’s office is Monday, Nov. 4. The office will be open until 5 p.m. that day, too.

On election day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wellhausen said the changes will make some voters attend a different polling site. For example, those who live in the Stanton school district that overlaps into Page County will vote at a Page County precinct. She said her office has already contacted effected voters via mail.

For more information, contact Wellhausen’s office at 712-542-3219.

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