Cerro Gordo County sees increase in absentee voting


MASON CITY, Iowa – With Election Day three weeks away and fast approaching, 4,493 voters have requested absentee ballots in Cerro Gordo County, according to County Auditor Ken Kline.

That is compared to 4,248 requests at the same point in the 2014 gubernatorial election and 5,483 requests in the 2012 presidential election.

An eligible voter may submit a written request for an absentee ballot to be mailed or may cast an absentee ballot in-person at the county auditor’s office or satellite absentee voting station.

Requests should be addressed to the County Auditor, 220 N. Washington Ave., Mason City, IA 50401, and must include the voter’s name, date of birth, address, signature, and the name or date of the election.

Requests should be mailed soon enough to allow the voted ballot to be received back in the county auditor’s office by the election date.

Regular weekday courthouse hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The county auditor’s office will be also open on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 5.

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