LAST MINUTE CONCERNS OF PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY
Oskaloosa, Iowa – LAST MINUTE CONCERNS OF PEOPLE WHO GO TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY:
What if I go to the polls and they tell me I can’t vote because I requested an absentee ballot?
You will be asked to fill out a form saying that you did not receive an absentee ballot. You can then vote a provisional ballot, which will be put into an envelope. On Wednesday, September 11th, the Special Precinct Board will consider provisional ballots.
What do I do if I have moved since the last time I voted?
If you still live in the county where you were last registered to vote, go to one of the vote centers for this election. Take a current picture identification with your current address with you. You will be asked to complete a voter registration form with your new address, and you can vote in the usual manner. If your ID is not current, call the Audtior’s office (641)673-7148 for additional instructions.
What if I don’t have my voter registration card any more?
If you are registered at the correct precinct, you do not need your voter registration card to vote. If you are asked for identification, show your current driver license or other picture identification.
What if I go to the polls and they tell me I am not registered to vote?
You can register to vote at the polls on Election Day. You will be required to show proof of residency and proof of identity. The best form of ID is a valid Iowa driver’s license with current address. If your Iowa driver’s license has an old address on it, please contact the Auditor’s office (641) 673-7148 for additional requirements.
Can another voter attest for me if I do not have proof of residence or identity?
• If you do not have proof of residence and identity, a registered voter in the precinct where you reside may attest to the fact that you are who you say you are and that you live in the precinct you say you live in.
If you have a registered voter in the precinct attest to your residence and identity, you will both be required to sign an oath. Falsely attesting or being attested for is a class “D” felony.
If you do not have proof of residence or identity and do not have anyone who can attest to your residence and identity, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. The special precinct board will meet Wednesday, September 11th at noon, to consider provisional ballots.