Advertisement

A very short early voting period for the Iowa City Council special election primary has begun


I Voted Today stickers, shown Oct. 26, 2016. — photo by Zak Neumann

Early voting for the Sept. 4 primary in the Iowa City Council special election began on Wednesday, and voters will be able to cast an in-person vote at the Johnson County Auditor’s office through Friday, Aug. 31.

Requests for mail-in absentee ballots for the five-candidate primary must be received by the Auditor’s office no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. The already short time available to return ballots by mail will be cut even further, because of a federal holiday. Completed mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Saturday, Sept. 1, because government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day.

Earlier this month, the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a temporary injunction preventing parts of the state’s 2017 Voter ID law affecting absentee ballots from being enforced. “According to the ruling, voters are no longer required to list driver’s license numbers, non-operator ID numbers or the voter PIN on requests for absentee ballots,” the Auditor’s office explained in an email.


Thoughts? Tips? A cute picture of a dog? Share them with LV » editor@littlevillagemag.com

The Future is Unwritten

You look to Little Village for today’s stories. Your sustaining support will help us write tomorrow’s.

Regular

$10/mo or $120/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
The cost of doing this work really adds up! Your contribution at this level will cover telephone and internet expenses for one month at the LV editorial offices.

Italic

$20/mo or $240/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
$240 is enough to cover one month’s costs for sending out our weekly entertainment newsletter, The Weekender. Make a contribution at this level to put a little more oomph on your support and your weekend.

Bold

$30/mo or $360/year
(AUTO-RENEW)
LittleVillageMag.com connects eastern Iowa culture with the world. Your contribution at this level will cover the site’s hosting costs for three months. A bold move for our boldest supporters!

All monthly and annual contributors receive:

  • Recognition on our Supporters page (aliases welcome)
  • Exclusive early access when we release new half-price gift cards
  • Access to a secret Facebook group where you can connect with other supporters and discuss the latest news and upcoming events (and maybe swap pet pics?) with the LV staff
  • Invitations to periodic publisher chats (held virtually for now) to meet with Matt and give him a piece of your mind, ask your burning questions and hear more about the future plans for Little Village, Bread & Butter Magazine, Witching Hour Festival and our other endeavors.