LAST MINUTE CONCERNS FOR ABSENTEE VOTERS

Voters went to the ballet box in Beacon on Tuesday

Mahaska County Voter

My absentee ballot has finally arrived in the mail. But I’m afraid my ballot won’t be received in the election office in time to be counted!
You have several options:

• Mail your ballot. If postmarked no later than Monday, January 28th, and arrives in the election office by noon, Monday, February 4th, it will be counted or

• Personally deliver your absentee ballot to the county election office. You can take your ballot to the election office before 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 29th, or

• Vote at the polls. You can take your unvoted absentee ballot with you to the polls and surrender it to the election officials, allowing you to vote in the normal manner. If you forget your ballot or cannot find it, you will be asked to vote a “provisional” ballot, which means that your ballot will be put into an envelope. On Thursday, January 31st, the Special Precinct Board will consider provisional ballots.

I voted early by absentee ballot, but have changed my mind. Can I get my ballot back?
No.

I don’t want to vote for anyone on the ballot for a particular race. How do I cast a write-in vote?
Follow the instructions for write-in candidates provided with your absentee ballot. Call the Auditor’s office if you have any questions. If you are voting at the polls, instructions for write-in candidates are posted in each polling booth. If you have any questions, you can ask one of the workers at the voting precinct.

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