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  • How can I get an absentee ballot for my son or daughter who is in college?

  • How can I get an absentee ballot for my son or daughter serving in the military?

  • What if I lost my absentee ballot that was mailed to me?

  • What if I made a mistake on my absentee ballot?

  • How can I get an absentee ballot for this election?

  • Can I use a Power of Attorney to request a ballot for my spouse?

  • Can I pick up my ballot at the County Auditor's office?

  • Why do they scan your driver's license at the polls on Election Day?

  • Will I need to show identification at the polls on Election Day?

  • What's next after I sign the Voter's Declaration of Eligibility form?

  • What does the Voter's Declaration of Eligibility form illustrate at the polls on Election Day?

  • What is the first step when I vote at the polls on Election Day?

  • This is my first time voting. What do I need to do?

  • What else should I know about registering to vote at the polls on Election Day?

  • What if I want to register to vote on Election Day, but I am a student at a private college. What kind of documentation do I need?

  • What if I want to register to vote on Election Day, but I'm a college student and live on campus. What kind of documentation do I need?

  • What if I want to register to vote on Election Day and I don't have either documentation or anyone to attest for me?

  • What if I want to register to vote on Election Day, but I don't have the correct documentation?

  • What if I want to register to vote on Election Day and I don't have an Iowa driver's license?

  • What if I want to register to vote on Election Day, but my driver's license has my old address on it?

  • What kind of documentation will I need to register at the polls on Election Day?

  • Can I register to vote on Election Day?

  • How can I find out if I am registered to vote?

  • I have recently moved. Do I need to change my voter registration?

  • Why should I preregister, if I can register on Election Day?

  • What does "preregister" mean?

  • What should I do if I make a mistake on my ballot?

  • How should I mark the ballot?

  • Is it true that absentee ballots are only counted if it's a close race?

  • Who determines whether a voter's provisional ballot is valid?

  • What is a provisional ballot?

  • Why are the official results different from the results posted on election night?

  • When are election results released?

  • Who is on the ASVP Board?

  • When are absentee ballots counted?

  • How do I know my ballot will be counted correctly?

  • Is the voting system trustworthy?

  • What kind of voting system will I see?

  • If someone helps me mark the ballot, can they tell others how I voted?

  • Can a precinct official help me?

  • What if I can't easily get out of my car?

  • Are the polling places accessible?

  • Can I get assistance in marking my ballot?

  • Where are you located?

  • What is your fax number?

  • When is your office open?

  • What is the phone number for the Clerk of Court?

  • What is the phone number for the Mason City City Hall?

  • Where is the County Engineer's Office located?

  • Where is the Public Defender's Office located?

  • What is the phone number for the landfill?

  • I am starting a business. Are there any permits that I need from the county?

  • Where is the Health Department?

  • Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

  • Is there a notary in the courthouse? Is there a charge to have my signature notarized?

  • Where can I purchase a plat book?

  • How often does the Board of Supervisors meet?

  • How do I change the mailing address for my tax statement?

  • Who can register to vote?

  • How can I register to vote?

  • Do I have to change my voter registration if my name or address changes?

  • Was I selected for jury duty because I am registered to vote?

  • How can I find out what work was done in the drainage district that I received an assessment for?