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School Board Election September 8th

posted Sep 1, 2015, 7:28 AM by mwright@ecsdcards.com

On September 8, 2015, the voters across the State of Iowa will go to the polls and vote for individuals to serve as members of their local School Boards.  Being a Board Member is a volunteer position, yet an effective Board is vital to the success of the students of the district.  The Board sets the vision for the district and creates policies and procedures they believe will take the school district toward that direction.  

In the election on September 8, 2015, the voters of the Earlham School District will choose three new members for the Earlham School Board.  Voting is one way that you can let your community know your opinion or position on an issue.  I encourage you, as a registered voter, to try to make it to the polls on September 8, 2015, to cast your vote.  

If you are unable to vote on September 8, 2015, you can always vote via absentee ballot.   If you want to vote absentee, I recommend that you check the Secretary of State’s website at http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html.  Some of the key points regarding absentee voting are as follows:

  • As a registered voter, you may request an absentee ballot to be sent to you by mail. To do so, you must complete an absentee ballot request form and return the original, signed form to your county auditor. The request form does not need to be witnessed or notarized. 
  • The request form must be received in the county auditor’s office by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election.  If the request form is received so late that it is unlikely the absentee ballot can be returned by mail in time to be considered for counting, the county auditor will enclose a statement to that effect with the absentee ballot.
  • If you will be 18 years old by the date of an upcoming election and you are pre-registered to vote, you may request an absentee ballot.
  • After receiving your absentee ballot request form, the county auditor will mail you a ballot.  You can return your completed absentee ballot by mail or you can deliver it to the county auditor’s office. Absentee ballots received in the county auditor's office by the time the polls close on election day are eligible for counting.