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2021 City / School Election

November 2, 2021

City/School Election
Beginning in 2019, School and City Elections will be combined and held in November of odd-numbered years. A City election is used to elect the Mayor and Council Members and any other elected city officials. In Des Moines County, the city of Burington has provisions where if enough candidates file to run for Mayor or City Council a city primary election would be held in October to determine the candidates for the regular city election in November. A School Election is an election to select School Board members for school districts within Des Moines County.
November 2, 2021 City / School Election

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF COMBINED CITY & SCHOOL ELECTION

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021 – POLLS OPEN 7:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS OF DES MOINES COUNTY, STATE OF IOWA, THAT THE COMBINED CITY & SCHOOL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021.  Voters must vote in their precinct and polling place of residence.  Please read this notice carefully to determine your correct voting location.  Some voting locations have changed for some voters to provide consistency in voting locations.  If you are unsure of your voting location for this election, please contact the Des Moines County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections at 319-753-8232.

 

ALL POLLS IN DES MOINES COUNTY WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

 

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE – ALL LOCATIONS ARE YOUR GENERAL ELECTION POLLING LOCATIONS.

The voting locations and addresses for this election are as follows:

Precinct                                Includes                                                                Polling Place

PCT 1T & 3                           City of Burlington/                                              Oak Baptist Church                                                                                           Tama Township                                                  1303 Oak Street

PCT 2                                     City of Burlington                                         Autumn Heights

                                                                                                                                2830 Winegard Drive

PCT 4 & 6                             City of Burlington                                               St John’s Church Hall                                                                                                                                                          700 Division Street

PCT 5 & UNION                   City of Burlington/                                              First Church of the Nazarene

                                                Union Township                                                 1015 S Roosevelt Ave

PCT 7                                     City of Burlington                                               James Madison                                                                                                                                                                                  Educational Center

                                                                                                                                2132 Madison Avenue

PCT 8C                                  City of Burlington/                                              Bethany Lutheran Church

                                                Concordia Township                                         2515 Madison Avenue

PCT 9                                     City of Burlington                                               Messiah Lutheran Church

                                                                                                                                2411 West Avenue

PCT DM                                 City of Danville/                                                  Danville Community Bldg

                                                Danville Township                                             104 W Shepard Street

PCT FM                                 City of Middletown/                                            Middletown City Hall

                                                Flint River Township                                         120 Mechanics Street                        

PCT HJ                                  Huron, Jackson, and                                         Two Rivers Office Bldg                   

                                                Benton Townships                                        5601 205th Street, Kingston              

PCT MY                                 City of Mediapolis,                                             Mediapolis City Hall

                                                Yellow Spring, and                                            510 Main Street

                                                Franklin Townships                                          

PCT PW                                 Pleasant Grove and                                           Yarmouth Fire Station

                                                Washington Townships                                   20454 Eastern Avenue

PCT WB                                City of West Burlington                                    Divine Mercy Parish Center

                                                                                                                                502 W Mt Pleasant Street                 

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 November 4th at Noon. 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/voterid  or phone 319-753-8232.

 

Voter pre-registration deadline is October 18th at 5:00 PM at the Des Moines County Auditor’s Office.

Absentee ballots will be 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 their vehicle.  For further information, please contact the county auditor’s office at the telephone number or email address below.

Telephone: (319) 753-8232         Email: johnsont@dmcounty.com       For TTY access, dial 711+753-8232

 

A full set of sample ballots are available for viewing on the Des Moines County website at www.dmcountyelections.iowa.gov

 

The following offices and candidates will appear on ballot styles according to the specific jurisdictions:

 

CITY CANDIDATES

Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballots for voters in the respective cities.

City of Burlington Council Member (vote for no more than three)

            Terry A Schnack, Jon D Billups, Lynda Graham-Murray, Antonio Bailey,

Christopher Roepke, Matthew Rinker

City of Danville Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Jerry L Strause

City of Danville Council Member (vote for no more than two)

Stefanee Heater

City of Mediapolis Council Member (vote for no more than three)

Chuck Massner, Miranda Pfeiff, Denise M Deitrick, Troy Garrison, Monte Hawley

City of Middletown Mayor (vote for no more than one

Eric Gerst

City of Middletown Council Member (vote for no more than two)

Jordan Fidler, Stephanie Gerst

City of West Burlington Mayor (vote for no more than one)

Ron Teater

City of West Burlington Council Member (vote for no more than two)

John E Johnson, Melanie C Young

City of West Burlington Council Member – To Fill A Vacancy (vote for no more than one)

Kathy Newberry

 

SCHOOL CANDIDATES

Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballots for voters in the respective school districts.

Burlington School District Board Member (vote for no more than three)

            Scott Mason, Jennifer Gibb, Darven R Kendell, Tammy M Anderson, Jennifer Lachenberg,

Reyna N Cadena, Christi Burghoffer

Danville School District Board Member (vote for no more than two)

Sandy Dockendorff, Taylor Eisenmann, Jon Paul Van Buskirk, Jason Samples

Mediapolis School District Board Member (vote for no more than three)

Richard E Whitaker, John Witte, Peter Pfeiff, Mark Schmidgall

West Burlington Independent School District Board Member (vote for no more than two)

Bruce Thuleen, Amanda Hancock

West Burlington Independent School District Board Member –

To Fill a Vacancy (vote for no more than one)

No Candidate

Ft Madison School District Board Member (vote for no more than three)

Aleena Garr, David Allen, Brian Steffensmeier, Paul Wilkerson, Jadi Lynn Zioui,

Bradley Menke, Mio Santiago

Morning Sun School District Board Member (vote for no more than three)

Ashley Zweibohmer, Mica Boulton, Josey L Lomeli

New London School District Board Member (vote for no more than two)

Lindsay Porter, Kyle Helmerson

Wapello School District Board Member (vote for no more than two)

Brandon Marquardt, Heidi H McDonough, Lynette Grimm, Kenny Marlette

Winfield Mt Union School District Board Member (vote for no more than two)

Aaron Cummings

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE CANDIDATES

Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballots for voters in the respective community college districts.  Not all community college director districts are on the ballot in 2021 for voters.

Southeastern Community College – Merged Area XVI

Director District #2 (vote for no more than one)

Lanny Hillyard

Director District #3 (vote for no more than one)

Jeff M Heland

 

CITY OF BURLINGTON PUBLIC MEASURE GM:

 

SHALL THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEASURE BE ADOPTED?   

YES                                      NO         

Shall the City of Burlington, Iowa continue its levy of a one percent (1%) sales tax to be effective January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2032 of which at least fifty (50%) percent of the proceeds shall be used for property tax relief. The remainder of the sales tax proceeds shall be used for public safety, capital improvements, capital equipment, debt obligations, and economic development.

 

WEST BURLINGTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC MEASURE GN:

 

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

 

In the West Burlington Independent School District, the following Revenue Purpose Statement which specifies the use of revenues the West Burlington Independent 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 West Burlington Independent 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 West Burlington Independent School District.

 

PUBLIC TEST OF VOTER EQUIPMENT

Public testing of the Des Moines County voting equipment will begin on October 27th at 9:00 AM in the Public Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor at the Des Moines County Courthouse, according to the provisions of 52.35. The public is invited to attend.

 

Signed and dated this 8th day of October 2021.

Terri Johnson

Des Moines County Auditor/Commissioner of Elections

 

 

Election Results

0/16 Precincts Counted

Precincts and Polling Locations

Burlington 1T / Tama Twp

Oak Street Baptist Church · 1303 Oak Street · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 2

Autumn Heights · 2830 Winegard Dr · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 3

Oak Street Baptist Church · 1303 Oak Street · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 4

St John’s Church Hall · 700 Division Street · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 5

First Church of the Nazarene · 1015 South Roosevelt Avenue · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 6

St John’s Church Hall · 700 Division Street · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 7

James Madison Educational Center · 2132 Madison Avenue · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 8C/Concordia Township

Bethany Lutheran Church · 2515 Madison Avenue · Burlington, IA 52601

Burlington 9

Messiah Lutheran Church · 2411 West Avenue · Burlington, IA 52601

City of Danville/Danville Township

Danville Community Building · 104 W Shepherd Street · Danville, IA 52623

City of Mediapolis/Yellow Spring, Franklin Townships

Mediapolis City Hall · 510 Main Street · Mediapolis, IA 52637

City of Middletown/Flint River Township

Middletown City Hall · 120 Mechanics St. · Middletown, IA 52638

Huron, Jackson, Benton Townships

Two Rivers Office Building · 5601 205th Street · Mediapolis, IA 52637

Pleasant Grove, Washington Townships

Yarmouth Fire Station · 20454 Eastern Avenue · Yarmouth, IA 52660

Union Township

First Church of the Nazarene · 1015 S Roosevelt Avenue · Burlington, IA 52601

West Burlington

Divine Mercy Parish Center · 502 W Mt Pleasant Street · West Burlington, IA 52655

Sample Ballots (PDF)

This webpage was printed on October 16, 2021. For the most current election-related information, visit the Des Moines County, Iowa, Elections website at https://dmcountyelections.iowa.gov/.
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