South O’Brien School Special Bond Election March 7, 2023

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All the qualified Electors of the South O’Brien Community School District are hereby notified that a Special School Election will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.


Polling places:

Precinct Includes Polling Place
Precinct 1 City of Paullina, Union, Baker & Caledonia Townships of O’Brien County; Marcus & Liberty Townships of Cherokee County City Hall, Paullina
Precinct 2 City of Primghar, Summit, Center, Dale & Highland Townships Courthouse Assembly Room, Primghar
Precinct 3 Cities of Calumet & Sutherland, Waterman, Grant & Liberty Townships of O’Brien County; Clay Township of Clay County & Spring Township of Cherokee County RL Johannsen Center, 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, March 13, 2023. Election Day Registrant attesters must provide an approved form of identification. For additional information about providing proof of identity and/or residence visit: id or phone 712-957-3225.

Voter pre-registration deadline is 5:00 P.M. February 20, 2023 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:


The public test of O’Brien County’s voting equipment to be used in the March 7, 2023 Special School Election will commence at 9:30 a.m. on March 2, 2023 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

I, Barbara Rohwer, hereby certify that on the ballots of which the voters will cast their votes at the Special School Election to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023; the following public measure will appear on the ballots in the specific jurisdictions:

South O’Brien Community School – Question A

Shall the Board of Directors of the South O’Brien Community School District in the Counties of O’Brien, Cherokee, and Clay, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $25,935,000 to provide funds to be used to build, furnish and equip additions to the junior high/high school facilities, including an agricultural wing, an industrial arts wing, a science wing, an auxiliary gym, a community fitness center, an administrative office space, with related remodeling and improvements, and related site improvements; and to remodel, repair, improve, furnish and equip the elementary gymnasium for district performing arts? Yes or No

Certified by: Barbara Rohwer
O’Brien County Auditor
And Commissioner of Elections