Fremont County Auditor
2018 General Election Information
Press Release

 Monday, October 8, Absentee Voting in-person and by mail available daily in the Auditorís Office.
Saturday, October 27, Auditorís Office open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.-Deadline to pre-register to vote and to request an absentee ballot by mail.
Saturday, November 3, Auditorís Office open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Absentee voting in-person available in the Auditorís Office.
 Monday, November 5, Auditorís Office open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Ė Absentee voting in-person available in the Auditorís Office.  Last day voters can correct Absentee Affidavits.
Tuesday, November 6, ELECTION DAY.  Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Ė Absentee ballots can be received in the Auditorís Office until the polls close at 9:00 p.m.  Vote in-person at the polls only.

    Dee Owen,               
    Commissioner of Elections

 

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2018 General
   Election Information
   November 6, 2018


  

   
Press Release
  

    Notice of Election

    Sample Ballots
 
    Polling Locations

   
Voter Registration
 
    Absentee Ballot Request

   
Military Voting

   



 



  


  
 


   


 

FREMONT COUNTY, IOWA 

  Dee Owen, Auditor
Commissioner of Elections

506 Filmore ST
P.O. Box 610
Sidney, IA  51652

PH. (712)374-2031
E-mail: dowen@co.fremont.ia.us 

PRESS RELEASE 

On November 6, 2018, a General Election will be held for Federal, State and Local candidates. 

Absentee Voting and Voter Registration information is explained below: 

Hours and Deadlines in the Fremont County Auditorís Office:

         Monday through Friday - Open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

         Monday, October 8, Absentee Voting in-person and by mail available daily in the Auditorís Office.

         Saturday, October 27, Auditorís Office open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to pre-register to vote and to request an absentee ballot by mail.

         Saturday, November 3, Auditorís Office open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Absentee voting in-person available in the Auditorís Office.

     Monday, November 5, Auditorís Office open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ė Absentee voting in-person available in the Auditorís Office.  Last day voters can correct Absentee Affidavits.

     Tuesday, November 6, ELECTION DAY.  Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ė Absentee ballots can be received in the Auditorís Office until the polls close at 9:00 p.m.  Vote in-person at the polls only.

     Friday, November 16, Auditorís Office open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ė Recount Request Deadline 

Absentee Voting:

Absentee voting in-person will be available daily at the Fremont County Auditorís Office beginning Monday, October 8.  All registered voters are eligible to absentee vote.
See the schedule above for alternate Auditor Office hours on days that have specific deadlines. 

Applications for Absentee Ballots to vote in-person, or by mail, can be picked-up in the Auditorís Office or be downloaded from the Secretary of State web-site: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/absenteeballotapprec.pdf .

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An individual voter may create their own application on paper at least 3 inches by 5 inches and it must include all information on the prescribed application.  Applications requesting a ballot by mail must be received no later than Saturday, October 27, at 5:00 p.m.  This enables the Auditorís Office to mail the ballots in a timely manner.  Requests should be addressed to the Fremont County Auditor, P.O. Box 610, Sidney, IA 51652 

Voter Registration

Anyone not registered to vote is reminded that Saturday, October 27, is the voter pre-registration deadline to enable your name to be on the Election Registers.  After October 27, new voters will follow the Election Day Registration requirements (EDR).    A new voter may come to the Auditorís Office in the Courthouse with proof of ID and residency, register to vote, and vote an absentee ballot. You also may register to vote at the polls on Election Day, November 6, with proof of ID and residency and vote a regular ballot.  

Straight Party Voting

Effective 2018, Iowa does not have straight party voting.  This voting option was abolished in 2017 (HB 516). 

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN POLLING PLACE FOR GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2018, FOR SIDNEY PRECINCT

Notice is hereby given to qualified electors of the Fremont County, Iowa, that the Sidney Precinct will vote at United Faith Church at 1975 US-275, Sidney, IA.  This is a change from the Fremont County Courthouse.  

ID REQUIREMENTS

For elections held in 2018, pre-registered voters are required to provide an approved form of identification or sign an oath of identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a ballot. Voters who are not pre-registered Ė such as voters registering to vote on election day Ė and voters who have changed precincts will also be required to provide proof of residence. A voter who cannot provide proof of identification may have their identity attested to by another voter registered in the precinct who has an approved form of identification. Starting January 1, 2019, all voters will be required to present an approved form of identification. For additional information about voter identification visit https://sos.iowa.gov/voterid or phone 712-374-2031.

Questions should be directed to the Fremont County Auditorís Office :712-374-2031.