LEE COUNTY, IA (WGEM) – Absentee voting kicked off Monday for Lee County’s first combined school and city election.
State lawmakers made the change last year.
Lee County Auditor Denise Fraise said the goal was to increase voter turnout.
“These are typically small-turnout elections so I think that’s what their intention was to make the turnout better,” Fraise said. “And we’ve already seen an uptick in the voter requests for ballots.”
Voters can cast their ballot in person at the county auditor’s office in Fort Madison or at the Lee County courthouse in Keokuk up until the day before the election.
Voters requesting their ballot through the mail need to make the request by October 25.
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