Absentee ballots for election available

Absentee ballots for the regular city elections to be held on Nov. 5 are now available in the Webster County auditor’s office.

A registered voter may vote in person at the county auditor’s office weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A registered voter may also request an absentee ballot be mailed to them. Such a request must be in writing on the Iowa Official Absentee Ballot Request Form prescribed by the secretary of state. The forms are available in the auditor’s office or may be downloaded from the secretary of state’s website at www.sos.state.ia.us or Webster County’s website at www.webstercountyia.org.

A written request for an absentee ballot to be mailed out must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

The deadline for pre-election voter registration is 5 p.m. on Oct. 25.

On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Fort Dodge and noon until 8 p.m. in all other cities in Webster County.