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News :: V-S voters to choose 1 board member; vote on revenue purpose statement, tomorrow
· 12:05pm February 4th, 2013
The Vinton--Shellsburg school election on a revenue purpose statement next Tuesday, Feb. 5, does not change any taxes; it merely gives the VS school board the authority to spend tax money the district receives from the state.
The ballot also includes a school board vacancy. Although the school board appointed Mike Timmermans to fill that vacancy in December, state law requires vacancies to be on the next school ballot. Therefore, that seat has been placed on the Feb. 5 ballot. Timmermans is the only candidate who filed papers for the election. Because the seat is to fill a vacancy, Timmermans would only serve until September, the next regular school board election, and would have to seek office again then.
See more information on the revenue purpose statement vote HERE.
Below is the official notice to V-S voters from the Benton County Auditor's Office:
**NOTICE TO VOTERS**
SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION FEBRUARY 5, 2013
ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE:Absentee ballots are now available at the Benton County Auditor’s Office and may be voted in the office until 11:00 a.m., February 5, 2013.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY MAIL: A ballot may be mailed to you upon your request. Requests can be in writing (you must include your name, address, date of birth, date and name of election and signature) or on an official absentee ballot request form. Requests must be received by the auditor’s office no later than 5:00 p.m.on February 1, 2013. Official forms may be obtained by contacting the auditor’s office or by clicking on the link to the Secretary of State’s website under Auditor’s: http://sos.iowa.gov
VOTER REGISTRATION:You must be registered to vote to participate in the Special School Election. Registration may be done in several ways.
1. You may register in person in the auditor’s office. The deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013.
2. You may mail your registration to the auditor’s office. Voter registrations that are mailed and not received by 5:00 p.m.on January 25, 2013, must be postmarked no later than January 21, 2013.
3. Election Day Registration - You may register at your polling place on Election Day by presenting a current photo ID and proof of residency to the election officials. Contact the auditor’s office for a list of approved documents.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL ELECTION
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