Voter Registration Deadline Is May 23, 2014
The voter registration deadline to register early to vote for the upcoming Primary Election is Friday, May 23, 2014. According to Mahaska County Auditor, Susan L. Brown, the Auditor’s Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on that day. If you are mailing a voter registration form, it must be postmarked on or before May 19, 2014 to vote in the Primary Election. If you are registering by mail, for the first time, you must also include a copy of proof of identity.
As of January 1, 2008 you may register at your precinct on Election Day. If registering for the 1st time in Mahaska County, be sure to bring along a photo ID with an expiration date stating your current address. If your photo ID does not have your current address please contact the Auditor’s Office at (641) 673-7148 for additional requirements.
Absentee ballots for the Primary Election are now available for voting at the Auditor’s Office. An absentee ballot will be sent upon the Auditor’s Office receiving a signed, written request. Please go to the Secretary of State’s website http://sos.iowa.gov and download the Absentee Ballot Request Form. A voter may also write their request on a blank piece of paper, 3 X 5 inches or larger. Your request must state you would like to vote in the Primary Election, June 3, 2014, receive either a Republican or Democratic ballot, your current address, the address you would like the ballot mailed to (such as a PO Box). Please include the voter’s date of birth and a day time phone number where the voter can be reached. Each person requesting a ballot must sign their own request for an absentee ballot. Mail your request to: Mahaska County Auditor, Susan L. Brown, 106 South 1st Street, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577.
Absentee ballots that are returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Monday, June 2nd, 2014. Voted absentee ballots may also be returned to the Auditor’s Office in person until 9:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 3rd. For further information or questions regarding the Primary Election, please call the Auditor’s Office at (641) 673-7148.