Absentee ballots are now available
Buchanan County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Kris Wilgenbusch has announced that absentee ballots for the November 2, 2021, City/School Elections are available in the Auditor’s Office starting Wednesday, October 13.

Absentee ballots may be cast in the Buchanan County Auditor’s Office at 210 5th Ave NE, Independence, during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through November 1. Absentee ballots are available for all cities and school districts within the Buchanan County boundaries.

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Request forms are available at the Auditor’s Office or Iowa Secretary of State’s website at https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html.

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m., October 18. Due to recent legislation, requests for a mailed ballot must be received 15 days before the election (formerly 11 days).

Ballots requested through the mail must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 8:00 p.m. on election day, Nov. 2.

For more information about the 2021 City/School Elections in Buchanan County, contact the Buchanan County Auditor’s office at 319-334-4109.
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