General election absentee starts Oct. 8

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LEE COUNTY – Denise Fraise, Lee County Auditor, announces that early voting for the General Election to be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018 will begin Monday, October 8, 2018.

Voting will take place in the Auditor’s Office, located in the North Lee County Office Building at 933 Avenue H in Fort Madison from 8:30am–4:30pm Monday through Friday and in the South Lee County Courthouse at 25 N 7th Street in Keokuk at the window in the west hallway (across from the Assessor’s Office) from 8:30am–Noon and 1:00pm–4:30pm Monday through Friday.

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 and the name of the election for which the voter is requesting a ballot. Requests must be received by 5:00 P.M., Saturday, October 27th.

Requests may be faxed to 319-372-7033 or emailed to . However, the original document must be received by the Auditor’s Office in order for the ballot to be counted. If mailed, it must be received by November 5, 2018. If hand delivered, it must be received in the Auditor’s Office before the polls close at 9:00 P.M. on Election Day.

Voted ballots may be returned by mail, but must be postmarked no later than Monday, November 5, 2018 and received by 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, November 13, 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 9:00 P.M., Election Day, November 6, 2018, 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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