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Voluntary voter ID makes premiere

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

June 5, 2012
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

Marshall County Auditor Dawn Williams said there is a lot to be excited about for Tuesday's primary election.

In addition to the district lines being redrawn, the election will also feature the new alternate check- in process which will allow voters to get in and out faster and increase security, Williams said.

"We expect it will shorten up lines quite a bit," she said.

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Election division staff Cindy Reutzel, left, and Judy Wasco prepare for Tuesday’s election Monday afternoon in the Marshall County Courthouse by loading voter registration information into the county’s new program Precinct Atlas. The program is part of the county’s voluntary check in system which aims to increase voter turnover and minimize voter fraud. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

To use the voluntary check-in system, voters must present their Iowa driver's license, ID or voter ID.

Second ward voters will return to the Iowa Veterans Home's Malloy Leisure Resource Center after spending the past two years voting at Miller Middle School during the IVH construction.

Detailing each change in precincts would prove difficult, Williams said. She encouraged voters to check with the auditor's office if they are unsure about where to vote, but said the auditor's office mailed new voted ID cards to those affected by the redistricting last week.

Williams said 558 voters have already registered to vote absentee.

"That's a big number for a primary," Williams said.

Normally, absentee ballots total between 200 and 400, Williams said.

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information about precincts, visit the county website at or call the auditor at 641-754-6302.



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