Upcoming Elections


Public notice is hereby given that a special school election for the Central Community School District, in Clayton County, Iowa, will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  The purpose is to vote on Public Measure G regarding a bond. The polling places will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. A listing of precincts and their respective polling place locations are as follows:

Precinct # 1: St. Olaf Civic Center @ St. Olaf
For all qualified voters of Central Community School District residing in the townships of Wagner, Farmersburg, and Marion, and the city of St. Olaf, in Clayton County, Iowa.

Precinct # 2: Central State Bank Community Room @ Elkader
For all qualified voters of Central Community School District residing in the townships of Boardman, Cox Creek, and Read, and the city of Elkader, in Clayton County, Iowa.

Precinct # 3: St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall @ Volga
For all qualified voters of Central Community School District residing in the townships of Sperry and Highland and the city of Volga, in Clayton County, Iowa.

Precinct # 4: Elkport-Garber Commmunity Center @ Elkport
For all qualified voters of Central Community School District residing in the townships of Elk, Lodomillo, Volga and the cities of Elkport and Garber, in Clayton County, Iowa.

Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance at the polls by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer, or officer or agent of the voter’s union. Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle.

Pre-registered voters have the option to scan their Iowa Driver License, Non Driver ID or Voter Registration Card when signing in at the polls. Voters who miss the pre-registration deadline on March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM may still use the Election Day Registration (EDR) process. Election Day Registrants will be required to provide proof of identity, proof of residency and sign an oath attesting that such information is true. The best form of identity is a valid/unexpired driver license or non-driver ID card, a U.S. passport, U.S. military ID, ID card from an employer or student ID issued by an Iowa high school or college. If proof of identity does not contain the Election Day Registrant’s current address, then a residential lease, utility bill, cell phone bill, paycheck, property tax statement, bank statement, or government issued document may be used to prove residency. Documents presented must be actual documents, not documents displayed on smart phones or other technological devices. Voters with no identification may establish identity and residency in the precinct, by written oath of a person who is registered to vote in the precinct.

Absentee ballots are available in the Auditor’s Office located at 111 High St NE in Elkader where voters may vote in person through 5:00 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017. Click here to see a sample of the ballot. A registered voter may submit a request for an absentee ballot to be mailed, by using any of the following methods:

  • An official form, which can be found at www.claytoncountyia.gov
  • A piece of paper no smaller than 3” x 5”
  • E-mail or Fax, which must include an image of the voter’s written signature. The original signed copy of the request must be mailed to the Auditor.
The request must include the voter’s name, birth date, residential address, mailing address, signature, and the election date/name.

The public test of the voting equipment will begin at 9:00 AM on March 28, 2017, at the Voting Equipment Room, Clayton County Office Building, 600 Gunder Rd, Elkader.  The public is invited to attend.

Voters are encouraged to contact the Auditor’s Office at (563) 245-1106 with questions.