OFFICIAL NOTICE OF COMBINED CITY & SCHOOL ELECTION

Oct., 2021

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF COMBINED CITY & SCHOOL ELECTION

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021

ALL POLLS OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M TO 8:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of Jasper County, State of Iowa, that the Combined City & School election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. All Jasper County residents will vote in Jasper County for all City and School Offices on the ballot.

All polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Voters MUST vote in their precinct of residence. In accordance with IAC 721-21.50(10) and Chapter 49.3 of the Iowa Code, any voter who is physically unable to enter their polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter’s union. Please read this notice carefully to determine your correct voting location. Voting locations have changed for some voters. If you are unsure of your precinct of residence or voting location for this election, please contact the Jasper County Auditor’s office at 641-792-7016 or by email at auditor@jaspercounty.iowa.gov. You may also verify your voting location for your precinct of residence at: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx.

The precinct polling places and addresses for this election are as follows:

CP: Clear Creek/Poweshiek

Mingo Community Building, 202 E. Railroad St., Mingo, IA 50168 (For voters living in the Cities of Mingo and Valeria and Clear Creek and Poweshiek townships and Colfax/Mingo, Baxter, Bondurant/Farrar and Collins/Maxwell School Districts within Clear Creek Township and Poweshiek Township.)

CF 1, CF 2, CF 3 Colfax 1, Colfax 2 and Colfax 3, MW Mound Prairie/Washington

Jasper County Fairgrounds, 359 Walnut St., Colfax, IA 50054

(For voters living in the City of Colfax, Colfax/Mingo School District, and for voters living in that portion of Mitchellville within Jasper County and that portion of the Newton School District and PCM School District within Mound Prairie Township and Washington Township.)

DM: Des Moines Township

Prairie City Community Building, 503 S. State St., Prairie City, Iowa 50228 (For voters living in the City of Prairie City and Des Moines Township, PCM School District and SE Polk School District within Des Moines township.)

EL: Elk Creek/Lynngrove

Sully Community Center, 318 6th Ave., Sully, IA 50251

(For voters living in the Cities of Lynnville and Sully and Elk Creek and Lynngrove townships and Lynnville/Sully School District, Pella School District and PCM School District within Elk Creek Township and Lynngrove Township.)

FV: Fairview

Monroe City Hall, 206 W. Sherman, Monroe, IA 50170 (For voters living in the City of Monroe and Fairview township and PCM School District and Newton School District within Fairview Township.)

HR: Hickory Grove, Kellogg, Buena Vista, Richland, and Rock Creek

Kellogg City Hall, 417 Front St., Kellogg, IA 50135 (For voters living in the Cities of Kellogg and Oakland Acres and Buena Vista, Kellogg, Hickory Grove, Richland and Rock Creek townships and Newton School District, East Marshall School District, Grinnell/Newburg School District, and Lynnville/Sully School District within Hickory Grove, Kellogg, Buena Vista, Richland, and Rock Creek Townships.)

IMM: Independence, Malaka, Mariposa

Baxter City Hall, 203 S. Main St., Baxter, IA 50028 (For voters living in the City of Baxter and Independence, Malaka and Mariposa townships and Baxter School District, Newton School District, Colfax/Mingo School District and East Marshall School District within Independence, Malaka and Mariposa.)

NT 1: Newton City Ward 1 Precincts NT 1-1 and NT 1-2, the City of Lambs Grove and NS Newton/Sherman

Jasper County Church of Christ, 1813 1st St. N., Newton, IA 50208

(For voters living in NT 1-1, NT 1-2 and the city of Lambs Grove, Newton School District and the portion of Baxter School District and Colfax/Mingo School District within Newton Township and Sherman Township).

NT 2: Newton City Ward 2 Precincts NT 2-1 and NT 2-2.

St. Luke United Methodist Church, 501 E. 19th St. N., Newton, IA 50208 (For voters living in NT 2-1 and NT 2-2 and Newton School District.)

NT 3: Newton City Ward 3 Precincts NT 3-1 and NT 3-2

Jasper County Community Center, 2401 1st Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208

(For voters living in NT 3-1, NT 3-2, and Newton School District.)

NT 4: Newton City Ward 4 Precincts NT 4-1 and NT 4-2

American Legion, 1101 W. 4th St. S., Newton, IA 50208

 (For voters living in NT 4-1, NT 4-2, and Newton School District).

PA: Palo Alto

Reasnor City Hall, 312 North St., Reasnor, IA 50232

(For voters living in Reasnor, Palo Alto Township, and the portion of Newton School District, Lynnville/Sully School District and PCM School District within Palo Alto Township.)

*Notice of polling place change

The Mound Prairie/Washington and the city of Mitchellville precinct polling place has been temporarily moved and those voters will vote at the Jasper County Fairgrounds located at 359 Walnut St. in Colfax. 

*Notice of polling place changeNT 1-2 precinct polling place has been temporarily combined with the NT 1-1 precinct polling place and voters will vote at the Jasper County Church of Christ (former Union Hall) located at 1813 1st St. N. in Newton.

*Notice of polling place changeNT 2-1 precinct polling place has been temporarily combined with NT 2-2 precinct polling place and voters will vote at the St. Luke United Methodist Church located at 501 E. 19th St. N. in Newton.

*Notice of polling place change: NT 3-1 precinct polling place has been temporarily combined with NT 3-2 precinct polling place and voters will vote at the Jasper County Community Center (former Aldi’s) located at 2401 1st Ave. E. in Newton.

*Notice of polling place change: NT 4-1 precinct polling place has been temporarily combined with NT 4-2 precinct polling place and voters will vote at the American Legion located at 1101 W. 4th St. S. in Newton

The Voter Pre-Registration Deadline for this Election is October 18, 2021 in the Auditor’s Office or by mail if postmarked on or before October 18, 2021. The deadline for registered voters to request an Absentee Ballot by mail is October 18, 2021. If an eligible elector is unable to register to vote on or before the registration deadline, Iowa Law permits Election Day Registration at their polling location with current proof of Identity AND Residence within the precinct.

All voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a ballot.  Voters who are not pre-registered – such as voters registering to vote on election day – 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. For more information about voter ID, visit http://sos.iowa.gov/voterid  or call the Jasper Co. Auditor at 641-792-7016 Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Any voter unable to prove identity and residence at the polling place has the option to cast a provisional ballot AND provide proof of identity and residence to the County Auditor before Noon on November 8, 2021.

A person who is eligible to register to vote, may register on election day and vote by appearing in person at the polling place for the precinct in which the individual resides.  The voter must complete a voter registration application, sign a written oath, and provide acceptable proof of identity and acceptable proof of residence.  Acceptable documents which can be used as proof of identity and proof of residence are very specific and substitutes will not be accepted. To see all forms of approved ID visit http://sos.iowa.gov/voterid.   

ELECTION FRAUD.  A voter commits the crime of Election Misconduct in the First Degree if the person submits false information when registering to vote.  Election misconduct in the first degree is a class “D” felony, and punishable by a fine of up to $7,500 and/or imprisonment of up to five (5) years.  Convicted felons who register and vote without receiving a restoration of voting rights from the Governor are committing a class “D” felony.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, in accordance with Chapter 52.35 of the Iowa Code that the duly authorized agents of the Jasper County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections shall publicly examine and test all voting machines to be used for the November 2, 2021 City/School Election.  Public testing will begin on Tuesday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. at the Election Equipment Building located at 113 W. 2nd St. S., Newton.

Election results will be posted on the Jasper County Elections website on Election Night after the polls close.

Please view the website at: https://jaspercountyelections.iowa.gov.

Dennis K. Parrott, Jasper County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections

Following is a list of races, candidates and public measure questions that will be on the several election ballots for the voters of Jasper County. Not all ballots will have all the listed races and candidates and public measure questions.

City Candidates

City of Baxter

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Bryan DeJong

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three.

Daniel Kunkel, Josh Lokenvitz, Nathan Doubek, Russell F. Parker, Josh Meckley

City of Colfax

City Council Member At Large: Vote for no more than one. Brad Magg

City Council Member Ward 2: Vote for no more than one. Karla Jones

City of Kellogg

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Richard Avery

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three. Matthew Perry, Lonnie D. Huffaker, Tammy Machin

City of Lambs Grove

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Patrick J. Edwards

City Council Member: Vote for no more than five.

Chris Norman, Brian J. Andreas, Christopher Wood, John J. Bartello, Catherine Fouts

City of Lynnville

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Roy D. James

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three. Mark Lageveen, Beverly Van Maanen, Terry L. Fraker

City of Mingo

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Gary Bartels

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three. Sheri Phelps, Melanie Goaley-Pleggenkuhle,

Robert Perry

City of Mitchellville

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Will Wilimek, Nicholas Murrow

City Council Member: Vote for no more than two. Brad Cowman, Elaine Webb, Ryan M. Houska,

Bill Roberts

City of Monroe

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Gale Perrin, Douglas P. Duinink

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three. Andrea Steenhoek, Jennifer St. Peter, Jean Goemaat

City of Newton

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Michael L. Hansen

City Council Member At Large: Vote for no more than one. Evelyn George

City Council Member Ward 2: Vote for no more than one. Melissa Dalton, Ethan Vaas

City Council Member Ward 4: Vote for no more than one. No Candidate Filed

City of Oakland Acres

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. No Candidate Filed

City Council Member: Vote for no more than two. Donald Smith, David Van Waus, Clinton Follette

City of Prairie City

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Eric Imerman

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three. Dianne Taylor, Chad Alleger, Emily Simmons

City of Reasnor

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Dale James

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three. Marcy Simbro-Woodhouse, Rebecca L. Soderblom,

Richard McClelland

City of Sully

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. No Candidate Filed

City Council Member: Vote for no more than three. No Candidates Filed

City of Valeria

Mayor: Vote for no more than one. Zachary Lee, Samantha Poulson

City Council Member: Vote for no more than five. Jordan Dreher, Shane Craft, Paul Forck, Kathie Warrick, Nickolas Hopper, Nichol Oldsen

School Candidates

Baxter Community Schools

Director Baxter School District

Vote for no more than two. Christie Wiebbecke, Jon Northrup, Christina Roby, Cory Robinson

Bondurant-Farrar School

Director Bondurant-Farrar School

Vote for no more than four. Cally Edelen, Garry G. Lenhart, Grant Pinkley, Kristin Swift

Collins-Maxwell Community Schools

Director at Large Collins-Maxwell School

Vote for no more than one. Cortney Schrock

Collins-Maxwell Community Schools

Director District #1

Vote for no more than one. Charles Bergmann

Colfax-Mingo School District

Director Colfax-Mingo DD #1

Vote for no more than one. Kendra Perry

Director Colfax-Mingo DD #5

Vote for no more than one. Chet Williams

Director Colfax-Mingo DD #7

Vote for no more than one. Patrick Utz

East Marshall Community School District

Director East Marshall DD # 1

Vote for no more than one. Elizabeth T Crandon

Director East Marshall DD #4

Vote for no more than one. Megan Ruopp, Holly Thomas

Grinnell-Newburg Community School District

Director Grinnell-Newburg At Large

Vote for no more than two.  Roger Belcher, Meg Jones Bair, Chris Starrett, Barbara Brown

Director Grinnell-Newburg DD #1

Vote for no more than one. Laurel Tuggle Lacina

Director Grinnell-Newburg DD #2

Vote for no more than one. Helen Redmond, Tyler Harter

Lynnville-Sully Community School District

Director Lynnville-Sully: Vote for no more than two. Gerry VanDyke, John Schultz, Jeremy Schnell

Newton Community School District

Director Newton School District: Vote for no more than four. Elizabeth Hammerly, Cody Muhs, Raymond, Graham Sullivan, Jeff Holschuh, Travis Padget, Robyn Friedman, Matthew Holmes

Pella Community School District

Pella School Board Director At Large: Vote for no more than one Elisa Klahsen, Kevin Jones

Pella School Board Director District #1

Vote for no more than one: Jeana Clark, Jesse Peterson

Pella School Board Director District #2

Vote for no more than one: Jesse Peterson, Joan M. Corbin

PCM School District

PCM Director District #1

Vote for no more than one: Lori Jungling

PCM Director District #2

Vote for no more than one: Scott R. Grass

PCM Director District #6

Vote for no more than one: Ryan Van Der Kamp

SE Polk School District

Director SE Polk: Vote for no more than three. Whitney Smith McIntosh, Brigid Ernst, John C. Ruddy, Adam Krell, Ric Powell, William Kunze

Community College Director

IVCC Director District 3

Vote for no more than one. Jackie Pippin

DMACC Director District 5

Vote for no more than one. Joe Pugel

School Public Measure Questions

Grinnell-Newburg Community School District

Public Measure SF

Summary:  To adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement specifying the use of revenues the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

In the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of revenues the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund shall be adopted.

To provide funds to acquire or install information technology infrastructure (including improving buildings or sites for the purpose of accessing broadband digital telecommunications) and school safety and security infrastructure.

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, reconstruct, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.

To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment), or technology and to repair transportation equipment for transporting students as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities including a joint infrastructure project for the purposes of offering classes under district-to-community college programs as authorized in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(c), procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

To provide funds to purchase land as part of start-up costs for new student construction program or if the sale of the previous student construction was insufficient to purchase land, and to purchase construction materials and supplies for a student-constructed building or shed intended to be retained by and used by the District.

To provide funds to make payments to a municipality or other entity as required under Iowa Code Section 403.19(2).

To provide funds for demolition, cleanup, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster.

To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes.

To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code Section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5 or Iowa Code Section 423F.4.

To provide funds for property tax relief; and

To provide funds for other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District.

Newton Community School District

Public Measure LM

Summary:  To adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement specifying the use of revenues the Newton Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

In the Newton Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of revenues the Newton Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund shall be adopted.

To provide funds to acquire or install information technology infrastructure (including improving buildings or sites for the purpose of accessing broadband digital telecommunications) and school safety and security infrastructure.

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, reconstruct, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.

To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment), or technology and to repair transportation equipment for transporting students as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities including a joint infrastructure project for the purposes of offering classes under district-to-community college programs as authorized in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3)(c), procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

To provide funds to purchase land as part of start-up costs for new student construction program or if the sale of the previous student construction was insufficient to purchase land, and to purchase construction materials and supplies for a student-constructed building or shed intended to be retained by and used by the District.

To provide funds to make payments to a municipality or other entity as required under Iowa Code Section 403.19(2).

To provide funds for demolition, cleanup, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster.

To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes.

To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code Section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5 or Iowa Code Section 423F.4.

To provide funds for property tax relief; and

To provide funds for other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the Newton Community School District.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the Newton Community School District.

PCM Community School District

Public Measure LN

Summary: To adopt a Revenue Purpose Statement specifying the use of revenues the PCM Community School District will receive from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

In the PCM Community School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of revenues the PCM Community School District will receive from the State of lowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund shall be adopted.

To provide funds to acquire or install information technology infrastructure (including improving buildings or sites for the purpose of accessing broadband digital telecommunications) and school safety and security infrastructure.

To provide funds to build and furnish a new school building or buildings; to build and furnish addition(s) to school buildings in the District; to remodel, reconstruct, repair, expand, and improve the school buildings in the District; to purchase and improve grounds; for demolition work; to furnish and equip district facilities.

To provide funds for the purchase, lease or lease-purchase of buildings, equipment (including transportation and recreation equipment), or technology and to repair transportation equipment for transporting students as authorized by law, to implement energy conservation measures, sharing or rental of facilities including a joint infrastructure project for the purposes of offering classes under district-to-community college programs as authorized in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(3 )( c ), procuring or acquisition of libraries, or opening roads to schoolhouses or buildings.

To provide funds to purchase land as part of start-up costs for new student construction program or if the sale of the previous student construction was insufficient to purchase land, and to purchase construction materials and supplies for a student-constructed building or shed intended to be retained by and used by the District.

To provide funds to make payments to a municipality or other entity as required under Iowa Code Section

403.19(2).

To provide funds for demolition, cleanup, and other costs if such costs are necessitated by, and incurred within two years of, a disaster.

To provide funds to establish and maintain public recreation places and playgrounds; provide for supervision and instruction for recreational activities; or for community education purposes.

To provide funds for the payment of principal and interest or retirement of general obligation bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes, energy improvement loans, loan agreements authorized by Iowa Code Section 297.36, sales, service and use tax revenue bonds issued under Iowa Code Section 423E.5 or Iowa Code Section 423F.4.

To provide funds for property tax relief; and

To provide funds for other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the PCM Community School District.

It being understood that if this proposition should fail to be approved by the voters, such failure shall not be construed to terminate or restrict authority previously granted by the voters to expend receipts from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund.

If approved, this Revenue Purpose Statement shall remain in effect until replaced or amended by the PCM Community School District.