A-W’s Bond vote is Tuesday, Dec. 11

Posted December 6, 2018 at 1:22 am

By Julie Ann Madden

It’s time for voters living in the Akron-Westfield School District to go to the election polling place and cast their vote either for or against the school board’s proposed $6.99 million General Obligation Bond.

In October, the school board’s Long Term Facilities Planning Committee through CMBA Architects announced their $6.99 million General Bond proposal, which will be decided in a special election, which is Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Shall the Board of Directors of the Akron-Westfield Community School District in the County of Plymouth, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,990,000 to provide funds to build, furnish, and equip an addition to its existing educational facilities, to remodel, repair, equip, and improve its existing educational facilities, and to improve the site?”

1. Polling Place Voting

The polling place is the Akron Public Library, 350 Reed St., and voters can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Please bring your driver’s license or Voter ID.

2. Absentee Voting

If a voter can’t make it to the polling place on Tuesday, they can cast an absentee ballot in one of two ways:

Absentee Voting at Courthouse

People can cast their absentee ballots in the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at the Courthouse. The Auditor’s Office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters can vote absentee in the Auditor’s Office up until 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.

Satellite Absentee Voting

Satellite absentee voting will be available on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The satellite location for the absentee voting is at the Akron-Westfield Community School in the Technology Room in Akron.

Absentee Voting By Mail

If voters mail their absentee ballots they requested back, the ballots must be postmarked on or before Monday, Dec. 10.

Voters can also bring their absentee ballots to the Auditor’s Office. Their absentee ballots must be brought to the Auditor’s Office in the Plymouth County Courthouse on or before Election Day, which is Tuesday, Dec. 11.

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