Referendum absentee ballots now available


FORT MADISON – Denise Fraise, Lee County Auditor, announces that absentee ballots for the Special School Bond Election to be held Tuesday, April 3, are currently available in the auditor’s office.
You may vote in person at the Auditor’s Office located at 933 Avenue H in Fort Madison daily from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through April 2, for voters in Central Lee Community School District and through Tuesday, April 3, at 11:00 a.m. for voters in Fort Madison Community School District.
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 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, the name of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot and one of the following: Iowa driver’s license number, Iowa non-operator’s ID number or 4-digit PIN number for voters that do not have an Iowa DOT issued number. Requests must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday.
Requests may be faxed to 319-372-7033 or emailed to . However, the original request document must be received by the Auditor’s Office. If mailed, it must be postmarked by Friday, March 23, 2018. The original request can also be hand delivered to the Auditor’s Office no later than 8 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, April 2nd and received by Monday, April, 9, 2018. 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., Election Day, April 3, 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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