City election absentee ballots available now


LEE COUNTY – Denise Fraise, Lee County Auditor, announces that absentee ballots for the City Election to be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 are now available in the Auditor’s Office.

You may vote 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, November 6, 2017. You may also vote in person at the South Lee County Courthouse, 25 North 7th Street, Keokuk, located in the west hall across from the Lee County Assessor’s Office beginning Monday, October 9, 2017 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and 1:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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 The request for an absentee ballot may be hand delivered to the Auditor’s office in Fort Madison, dropped off at the South Lee County Courthouse in Keokuk 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 and signature and the name of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot. Requests must be received by 5:00 P.M., Friday, November 3rd.

Requests may be faxed to 319-372-7033. However, the original request document must be received by the Auditor’s Office. If mailed, it must be postmarked by Monday, November 6, 2017. It can also be hand delivered to the Auditor’s Office no later than 8:00 P.M. on Election Day in order for the ballot to be counted.

Voted ballots may be returned by mail, but must be postmarked no later than Monday, November 6th and received by Noon on Thursday, November 9th for the cites of Fort Madison and Keokuk. All other cities’ ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday, November 6th and received by Noon on Monday, November 13th. Prepaid postage is affixed to all ballot return envelopes. The voter’s ballot may be hand delivered to the County Auditor’s Office before 8:00 P.M., Election Day, November 7, 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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