City / School General Information

City/School Election Information

November 2, 2021

                                                                   

Election Day

Polls will be open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Voter Registration

The deadline to pre-register to vote for the City/School Election is 5:00 PM Monday, October 18th. This applies to registration in person, including at driver’s license stations or agencies. Mailed registration forms postmarked on or before Monday, October 18, 2021 are considered on time.

After October 18th, a person may register to vote by showing proof of identity and proof of residency at the Auditor’s Office and vote an absentee ballot at that time OR at the polling place on Election Day.  This includes registered voters who have moved within the county and need to update their voter registration record.

Voters who are unable to provide an approved form of identification or prove residency 1) may have their identity/residence attested to by another registered voter who is registered to vote in the same precinct. The attester must provide an approved form of identification 2) prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents, or 3) cast a provisional ballot and provide proof of identity/residence at the county auditor’s office by NOON on Monday, November 8, 2021.  For additional information about providing proof of identity and/or residence visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/voterid or phone 319-352-0340.

Click here for approved forms of identity and residency.


Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballots will be available beginning Wednesday, October 13, 2021, for mail and in-person voting. Click here for the absentee ballot request form. 

In person absentee voting will be in the Bremer County Courthouse Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. October 13, 2021 through November 1, 2021.

8 Mailed Absentee Ballots must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to be considered on time to be counted.

To vote Absentee by mail:

  • Submit a completed request form to your County Auditor’s Office by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2021.
  • Request forms are available by request from the Auditor’s Office OR printable absentee ballot request forms are available on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.

 

  • Link to download an Absentee Ballot Request Form

 

  • When filling out the form, be sure to include all required information. 
  • Once completed, Bremer County residents wishing to vote by mail must return the form either in person or by mail, to the Bremer County Auditor, 415 E Bremer Ave. Waverly, IA 50677.
  • Within 24 hours, an absentee ballot will be mailed to the address indicated on the Absentee Ballot Request form.
    • Instructions on how to vote your absentee ballot will be included with your ballot.
  • Once received, voter should mark the ballot and return as soon as possible either:
    • By mail*
    • Hand delivered** to the Auditor’s Office
    • Placed in the Ballot Drop Box on the north side of the Bremer County Courthouse by 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

*Absentee ballots returned by mail to the Auditor’s Office must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day. 

Two exceptions:
1)  Ballots from individuals participating in the Safe at Home program will be eligible for counting if postmarked or barcoded before election day and received in the Secretary of State’s Office in time to be transmitted to the appropriate county auditor not later than noon on the Monday following the election.
2)  Ballots from uniformed and overseas citizens will be eligible for counting if postmarked or barcoded before election day and received no later than noon on the Monday following the election.

** Click here for Iowa Voter Election Law Changes

 

To vote Absentee in person:

  • In-person absentee voting is available in the Auditor’s Office during regular business hours (8 am - 4:30 pm) October 13, 2021 through November 1, 2021.
  • Voters will be required to provide an approved form of identification.

Track Your Absentee Ballot

You may track your absentee ballot to ensure that it has been mailed to you and that it gets returned to the Auditor's Office.

College Students

College students have several options when it comes to voting:

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