The Cherokee County will be participating in a Special Election, and notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Northwestern Iowa Community College District (Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District residents) in Cherokee and Plymouth Counties, and will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
The Special Election will be held to answer if the following public measure, stated here in an abridged form, shall be adopted: "Shall Northwest Iowa Community College be authorized to erect, equip, renovate and expand buildings for College purposes, contract indebtedness therefore, and issue school bonds in an amount not exceeding $13,400,000?"
Ballots are now available: Absentee Ballots for the upcoming Special Election are available in the Cherokee County Auditor's office located in the Cherokee County Courthouse at 520 W Main, Cherokee, IA.
To Receive an Absentee Ballot by Mail: If you will be unable to vote on the scheduled Election Day, then you may stop in or call the Auditor's office at 225-6704 to receive an absentee request form. The form may also be downloaded from the county's website at http://www.cherokeecountyiowa.com/office... or through the Secretary of State's website at www.sos.state.ia.us/PDFS/AbsenteeBallotA...
Send your Completed Absentee Ballot Request to: The Cherokee County Auditor, 520 W Main St, Drawer H, Cherokee, IA 51012.
Deadline: The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail is Friday, April 1, at 5 p.m. You may vote absentee at the County Auditor's office until 5 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2011. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Monday, March 21, or you may hand deliver your voted ballot to the Auditor's office by 8 p.m. the day of the election.
Any voter who is physically unable to enter the polling place has the right to vote in the voter's vehicle. For further information, please contact the county auditor's office at 712-225-6704.