Decatur County Press Release – October 19, 2020
County facilities are closed to the public UNLESS BY APPOINTMENT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2. Contact information and services for each office/department are as follows:
Assessor – phone 641/446-4314 or e-mail [email protected]
Attorney – phone 641/446-3773 or e-mail [email protected]
Auditor – phone 641/446-4323 or e-mail [email protected]
To vote absentee in-person, call the Auditor’s Office 641/446-4323. All in-person absentee voting, including Saturdays, October 24 (8am – 5pm) and October 31 (9am – 5pm), will be conducted on the first floor of the courthouse, through the window of the former dispatch office. The deadline for voting absentee in-person is Monday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m.
Voted absentee ballots may be left in the drop box just outside the north entrance of the courthouse. The drop box will be checked periodically throughout the day.
Curbside voting is available for voters who are unable to enter their polling place due to a disability. Upon arrival, call the Auditor's Office (446-4323) for assistance.
Clerk of Court (State Office) – phone 641/446-4331 or e-mail [email protected]
Recorder – phone: (641)-446-4322; e-mail: [email protected]
Treasurer - phone 641-446-4321 or email [email protected]
Veterans Affairs & General Assistance – phone 641/446-7494 or e-mail [email protected]
FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE.
EACH DEPARTMENT HAS A SUPPLY OF FACE MASKS IF YOU NEED ONE.
The Process of Voting Absentee in Decatur County
VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL - Submit your absentee ballot request form to the Auditor's Office by 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24. Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning October 5. Voted ballots may be returned to the Auditor's Office via USPS or hand-delivery.
Overseas Citizens and Military -
Federal Voting Assistance Program - www.fvap.gov
Federal Post Card Application - for Uniformed Service members, their families and for citizens residing outside the U.S.
VOTE ABSENTEE IN PERSON - Beginning October 5, voters may vote absentee In Person at the Decatur County Courthouse. In person absentee voting is available through 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, AND INCLUDES TWO SATURDAYS: October 24 (8am - 5pm) and October 31 (9am - 5pm). IMPORTANT NOTE: Voters who vote absentee in person are required to provide proof of identity.
It is safe and secure to return your voted ballot through the USPS. All of Iowa’s 99 counties now utilize IMb tracing which allows the Auditor's office to track voted ballots on their journey back to the office. The USPS has more than four thousand blue collection boxes placed throughout Iowa which are available to voters 24/7. Voters can use the USPS website to
find the drop-off location that is most convenient for them. Many voters may be surprised to learn there are dozens of options within a short drive from their residence or place of business. As always, voters are also encouraged to use the “Track Your Absentee Ballot”
tool located on the Iowa Secretary of State's website.
VOTE ON ELECTION DAY
- On Tuesday, November 3, the polls are open from 7am - 9pm. Currently, we have just
enough election workers to staff six of the seven Decatur County polling places. This means that all voters will vote at their normal polling place, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VOTERS WHO NORMALLY VOTE AT THE VAN WERT COMMUNITY CENTER: THOSE VOTERS (VAN WERT, WELDON, FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP AND LONG CREEK TOWNSHIP) WILL VOTE AT THE BARNUM COMMUNITY CENTER IN DECATUR CITY.
If you live in:
Your polling location is:
City of Lamoni
| Lamoni Community Center
108 S. Chestnut St.
Lamoni, IA 50144
New Buda Township
City of Davis City
City of Pleasanton
Davis City Community Center
209 N. Bridge St.
Davis City, IA 50065
City of Leon
| Leon Community Center
203 NE 2nd St.
Leon, IA 50144
City of Decatur
Long Creek Township
City of Van Wert
City of Weldon
Barnum Community Center (Decatur)
302 NE 4th St.
Decatur, IA 50067
Garden Grove Township
High Point Township
City of Garden Grove
City of LeRoy
Garden Grove City Hall
101 W. Main St.
Garden Grove, IA 50103
Grand River Township
City of Grand River
Grand River Community Center
122 Broadway St.
Grand River, IA 50108
Contact the Auditor's Office
(641/446-4323) or visit the elections page of this website
with any questions or for additional information about the November 3 General Election.