Upcoming Election

The city of De Soto Iowa will hold a regular election on Tuesday November 7th, 2017.  This election will be to fill three city council seats, and the position of Mayor is also up for election.


NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE DATE: October 9, 2017
CONTACT: Kim Owen, Dallas County Elections Administrator

November 7, 2017 Regular City Election and Local Option Sales & Service Tax

ELECTION FACTS

Election Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Poll Hours: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm

Voter eligibility Requirements: To Vote in the Regular City Election and Special County election for Local Option Sales & Service Tax (LOSST) one must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, not currently judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote,” and not convicted of a felony.

Voter Registration: The deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017. The Dallas County Auditor’s Office will be open on October 27, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After this date, new voters can still register or register on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct in which they currently reside. The voter will be required to show proof of residency and identity. One form of ID is a valid Iowa Driver’s license with the voter’s current address. Proof of residency must be current within the last 45 days. Hard copy proof of residency (electronic copies are unacceptable) can be accomplished with:

  • Property tax statement
  • Utility bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

A current photo ID which is valid and contains an expirations date can be used for proof of identity. Among valid documents are:

  • Out-of-state driver’s license
  • Non-driver identification card
  • US passport
  • US military ID
  • ID card issued by employer
  • Iowa high school or college ID
  • Veteran ID

Where to Pre-Register: The Dallas County Auditor’s Office, 210 N 10th Street, Adel, IA on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Registration forms can also be found on the Dallas County Web site http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/government/auditor/elections-1261 or at the Web site of the Iowa Secretary of State at www.sos.state.ia.us. Send forms to: Dallas County Auditor’s Office; 210 N 10th Street, Adel, IA; 50003.

Registration Changes: Name, party and address changes if you are already registered within Dallas County may be made any time up to and including Election Day. Prior to Election Day, changes are made by the same means as voter registration. On Election Day, changes may be made at the voters’ polling place. If the voter has changed their address, the voter will need to go to the voter’s new polling site.

Absentee Voting: Absentee votes may be cast at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office from October 10, 2017 through November 6, 2017, the day prior to the election. The Dallas County Election office will be open on daily for absentee voting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Request forms for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office or on the Dallas County Web site at http://www.co.dallas.ia.us/government/auditor/elections-1261

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight the day prior to the election (November 6) or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor’s Office before the polls close (8 p.m.) on Election Day.

Voting Location for City of De Soto – De Soto United Methodist 421 Dallas St, De Soto


NEWS RELEASE
November 7, 2017 Regular City and Local Option Sales and Service Tax Election

RELEASE DATE: October 9, 2017
CONTACT: Kim Owen, Dallas County Elections Administrator

Absentee Voting Begins for the Regular City and Local Option Sales and Service Tax Election in the Dallas County Auditor’s Office

Note: Dallas County Unincorporated Citizens are eligible to vote on the Local Option Sales and Service Tax

Adel, Iowa – Dallas County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Julia Helm has announced that absentee ballots for the November 7, 2017 City and Local Option Sales and Service Tax Election will be available to be voted in the Dallas County Auditor’s Office beginning on October 10, 2017.

Absentee ballots may be cast in the Dallas County Auditor’s Office at 210 N 10th St., Adel, IA, during regular office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Forms are available at the Auditor’s Office, on the Dallas County website at www.co.dallas.ia.us/government/auditor/elections, and the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.iowa.gov. Ballots returned through the mail must be postmarked by midnight, November 6, 2017. The Auditor encourages those returning their ballots via the postal service to mail them before November 3, 2017.

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. November 3, 2017.

For more information about the November 7, 2017 City and Local Option Sales and Service Tax Election contact the Dallas County Auditor’s office at 515-993-6914 or at www.co.dallas.ia.us/government/auditor/elections


News Release- Absentee Voting 2017

News Release – Election Facts 2017