Early voting ballots now available

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 23, 2011 7:20 AM

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Early voting is now open for the Sept. 13 school election.

Ballots for the Sept. 13 School Board election are available at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office, 913 S. Dubuque St. Suite 101, according to a press release. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Early voting can be done in person at the Auditor’s Office or through absentee voting via mail. An absentee ballot can be mailed to a registered voter upon request by submitting an Official Absentee Ballot Request Form. Forms may be acquired at the Auditor’s Office, by phoning 319-356-6004, or printed from www.jcauditor.com.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Sept. 12, and hand-delivered ballots must be received at the Audtior’s Office before the polls close at 8 p.m. on Sept. 13.

— by Janet Lawler

The Iowa City School Board will feature two forums prior to the Sept. 13 election, according to a Districtwide Parents’ Organization press release.

The first, focusing on curriculum and funding, will held 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 6 at City High, 1900 Morningside Drive.

The second, on redistricting, will take place on Sept. 8 at West High, 2901 Melrose Ave.

There are eight candidates contending for four-year terms, and two candidates running for two-year terms. Forums will be hosted by the Districtwide Parents’ Organization and the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

The forums will be broadcast on Mediacom Channel 21, although not live.

Replays of the Sept. 6 forum will air from Sept. 7 through Sept. 12. Replays of the Sept. 8 forum will air from Sept. 9 through Sept. 12.

— by Janet Lawler

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