How to vote by Absentee Ballot

Posted May 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Absentee ballots for the June 5 Primary Election were available, as of Monday, May 7, in the Auditor’s Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to vote in person.

Absentee ballots may be cast in the Auditor’s Office until 5 p.m., Monday, June 4.

Absentee ballots to be mailed to voters must be requested in writing. Forms are available at the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office or at under Online Services and then County Forms. Absentee ballot request forms can also be mailed to the Auditor’s Office at 215 4th Ave. SE, Le Mars, IA 51031. Voters may contact the Auditor’s office and an absentee ballot request form can be mailed to a voter.

REMINDER: All absentee ballot request forms require either an Iowa Driver’s License, Non-operator ID number or 4-digit PIN number found on your Voter Identification card in order for an absentee ballot to be issued.

Voters requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to them must have the request form to the Auditor’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25 as that is the last day absentee ballots can be mailed out to voters. The Auditor’s Office provides the postage for all absentee ballots returned by mail. Ballots must be postmarked prior to midnight, June 4, the day prior to the election, or can be delivered to the Auditor’s Office before the polls close at 9:00 p.m. on June 5, which is Election Day.

If someone wishes to absentee vote in the Auditor’s Office Tuesday, May 29 through Monday, June 4 and is not registered to vote, he or she will be required to complete the EDR (Election Day Registration) process at the Auditor’s Office prior to casting their absentee ballot. The EDR voter registration process requires valid photo identification, and one form of proof of Plymouth County residency. Examples of Proof of Residency can be a valid Iowa Driver’s license with the voter’s current Plymouth County address, a utility bill, cell phone bill, residential lease, bank statement, paycheck, government check, vehicle registration, or a tax assessment.

If people have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at 712-546-6100. Stacey Feldman is the Auditor and Commissioner of Election and Cheri Nitzschke is the Election Deputy.

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