Absentee ballots for school bond election available Monday

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LEE COUNTY – Denise Fraise, Lee County Auditor, announced Thursday that absentee ballots for the Special School Bond Election to be held Tuesday, June 27, will be available in the Auditor’s office beginning Monday, May 22..

Voting can be done in person at the auditor’s office located at 933 Avenue H Fort Madison daily from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Monday, June 26.

Eligible voters wishing to vote early may complete THE IOWA OFFICIAL ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORM available from the Lee County Auditor or by downloading the form at http://sos.iowa.gov. The request for an absentee ballot may be hand delivered to the Auditor’s office in Fort Madison or mailed to the Lee County Auditor, P.O Box 190, Fort Madison, IA 52627.

A voter may also request a ballot on paper no smaller than 3 inches by 5 inches and must contain the voter’s name, mailing address, date of birth, signature and the name of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot. Requests must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, June 23rd.

Requests may be faxed to 319-372-7033 or emailed to auditor@leecounty.org .  However, the original request document must be received by the Auditor’s Office. If mailed, it must be postmarked by Friday, June 23, 2017. The original request can also be hand delivered to the Auditor’s Office no later than 8 p.m. on the day of the election in order for the ballot to be counted.

Voted ballots may be returned by mail, but must be postmarked no later than Monday, June 26th and received by Monday, July 3, 2017.   Prepaid postage is affixed to all ballot return envelopes.  The voter’s ballot may be hand delivered to the County Auditor’s Office before 8 p.m., June 27, 2017, by the voter or any person the voter designates.

Anyone having questions regarding absentee voting may contact the Auditor’s office at 319-372-3705.

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