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2021 City/School Elections November 2, 2021

PUBLIC TEST OF VOTER EQUIPMENT

The public test of O’Brien County’s voter equipment to be used in the November 2, 2021 Combined City/School Election will commence at 9:00 a.m. on October 29, 2021 in the O’Brien County Courthouse and will continue until completed. The public is invited to attend. For further information, please contact the county auditor’s office at 712-957-3225 or brohwer@obriencounty.iowa.govcreate new email

NOTICE OF ELECTION

All the qualified Electors of O’Brien County, Iowa are hereby notified that a Combined City/School Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

ALL POLLS IN O’Brien COUNTY OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

ALL LOCATIONS ARE YOUR GENERAL ELECTION POLLING LOCATIONS

Polling places:                   

Precinct                    Includes                                                                    Polling Place

Precinct 1                 City of Archer, Carroll Township &                 Sheldon Pavilion, Sheldon

                                     Floyd Township

 

Precinct 2                 City of Sanborn & Franklin Township             Community Bldg. Sanborn

Precinct 3                City of Hartley, Hartley Township,                    Community Center, Hartley

                                    Lincoln Township & Omega Township                                                                                                                                 

Precinct 4                 Sheldon 1st Ward                                                   Sheldon Pavilion, Sheldon

Precinct 5                 Sheldon 2nd Ward                                                   Sheldon Pavilion, Sheldon

Precinct 6                 Sheldon 3rd Ward in O’Brien County                Sheldon Pavilion, Sheldon

Precinct 7                 City of Primghar, Summit, Center,                    Courthouse Assembly

                                     Dale & Highland Townships                               Room, Primghar

Precinct 8                 City of Paullina, Union, Baker &                        City Hall, Paullina

                                     Caledonia Townships 

Precinct 9                 Cities of Calumet & Sutherland,                        RL Johannsen Center,

Waterman, Grant & Liberty Townships          Sutherland

Pre-registered voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a regular ballot.  Voters who are not pre-registered-such as voters registering to vote on Election Day-and voters changing precincts must also provide proof of residence.  A voter who is unable to provide an approved form of identification (or prove residence if required.  1) may have voter’s identity/residence attested to by another registered voter in the precinct, 2) prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents, or 3) cast a provisional ballot and provide proof of identity/residence at the County Auditor’s office by noon, November 8, 2021.  Election Day Registrant attesters must provide an approved form of identification.  For additional information about providing proof of identity and/or residence visit:  https://sos.iowa.gov/voter id or phone 712-957-3225.

Voter pre-registration deadline is 5:00 P.M. October 18, 2021 at the O’Brien County Auditor’s office.

Absentee ballots are available in the County Auditor’s office during regular business hours.

Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. For further information, please contact the County Auditor’s office at the telephone number or e-mail address listed below.

Telephone: 712-957-3225       E-mail address: brohwer@obriencounty.iowa.govcreate new email

I, Barbara Rohwer, hereby certify that the sample ballot below is the first rotation of ballots on which the voters will cast their votes at the Combined City/School Election to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The following offices, public measures and candidates will appear on the ballots in the specific jurisdictions:

Archer Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Nathan Mueller

Archer Council (vote for no more than three)

Jeremy Engel, Branden Lehner, Troy Iedema

Archer Council to fill vacancy (vote for no more than one)

Aimee Mueller

Calumet Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Michael N. Jensen

Calumet Council (vote for no more than two)

Regina Loshman, Andrew Lichter

Calumet Council to fill vacancy (vote for no more than one)

Kim Mesenbrink

Hartley Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Rodney E. Ahrenstorff

Hartley Council (vote for no more than three)                                                                                               

Greg Cotter, Ronald Glen Hengeveld, Nickolas R. Galm, Brian Myers, Mary Westphalen

Paullina Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Brenda Ebel Kruse, John Ihle

Paullina Council (vote for no more than two)

Carol Honkomp, Steven Heeren

Primghar Council (vote for no more than three)

Kayla Weishuhn, Kenneth Miller, Kevin P. Kelleher, Tim Honkomp, Steve Wittrock, Darin Logan

Sanborn Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Randy Lyman

Sanborn Council (vote for no more than two)

Jerry Back, Larry Reitsma

Sheldon Mayor ( vote for no more than one)

Greg Geels

Sheldon Council at Large (vote for no more than one)

Tom Eggers

Sheldon Council 2nd Ward (vote for no more than one)

Ken Snyder

Sutherland Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Kay Gifford

Sutherland Council (vote for no more than two) 

Johanna Homan, Devon Jones, Gary Tunink, Tyler Draper

Clay Central-Everly School District School Board Director District 2 (vote for no more than one)

Denny Dalen

Clay Central-Everly School District School Board Director District 4 (vote for no more than one)

Allison Goyette

Clay Central-Everly School District School Board Director District 5 (vote for no more than one)

No candidate filed

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School District School Board Director District 2 (vote for no more than one)

No candidate filed

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School District School Board Director District 3 (vote for no more than one)

Chad Lyman

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School District School Board Director District 5 (vote for no more than one)

Scott Vollink

MOC-Floyd Valley School District School Board Director District 3 (vote for no more than one)

Mere Reyes

MOC-Floyd Valley School District School Board Director District 5 (vote for no more than one)

Christine Koerselman

Sioux Central School District School Board Director District 2 (vote for no more than one)

Sara K. Sangwin, Randy Ripke

Sioux Central School District School Board Director District 3 (vote for no more than one)

Lory Krummen

South O’Brien School District School Board Director District 1 (vote for no more than one)

Sue McCauley

South O’Brien School District School Board Director District 3 (vote for no more than one)

No candidate filed

South O’Brien School District School Board Director District 6 (vote for no more than one)

Gina Paulsen

South O’Brien School District School Board Director District 2 to fill the vacancy (vote for no more than one)

Bobbi Honkomp, Joshua Rausch

Iowa Lakes Community College Director District VI (vote for no more than one)

Pat Kibbie

Northwest Iowa Community College Director District IV (Vote for no more than one)

Steve Loshman

Northwest Iowa Community College Director District VII (Vote for no more than one)

Larry Hoekstra

Sheldon Community School – Question QJ

SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED?

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

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

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.

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 a district-to-community college 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 other authorized expenditures and purposes as now or hereafter permitted by law and designated by the Sheldon 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 Sheldon Community School District.

If a majority of eligible electors voting on the question fail to approve this Revenue Purpose Statement, then upon expiration of the current Revenue Purpose Statement, revenues received by the School District from the Secure an Advanced Vision for Education fund shall be expended in the following order:

The payment of bonds for which SAVE Revenue has been pledged;

Reduction of bond levies under Iowa Code Sections 298.18 and 298.18A and all other debt levies;

Reduction of the regular and voter-approved physical plant and equipment levy under Iowa Code Section 298.2;

Reduction of the public educational and recreational levy under Iowa Code Section 300.2;

For any authorized infrastructure purpose of the school district as defined in Iowa Code Section 423F.3(6); and

For the payment of principal and interest on bonds issued under Iowa Code Sections 423E.5 and 423F.4

 

Certified by:  Barbara Rohwer

O’Brien County Auditor

And Commissioner of Elections

Click here for the Archer/School School Sample Ballotopens PDF file

Click here for the City of Calumet & South O’Brien School Ballotopens PDF file

Click here for the City of Hartley & HMS Ballotopens PDF file

Click here for the City of Paullina & South O’Brien School Ballotopens PDF file

Click here for City of Primghar & South O’Brien School Ballotopens PDF file

Click here for the City of Sanborn & HMS School Ballotopens PDF file

Click here for the City of Sheldon & Sheldon School Ballotopens PDF file

Click here for the City of Sutherland & South O’Brien School Ballotopens PDF file