DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 9, 2019) — Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that the Official Canvass of votes for the Davenport Primary Election will be held on October 10, 2019 in the Scott County Administrative Center, 600 West 4th Street, Room 638, in Davenport, Iowa. 

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Scott County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Roxanna Moritz announced today her office has ballots available for absentee/early voting in the March 5, 2019 special election to fill the vacancy on the Bettendorf city council for the Third Ward seat. Voters can request that ballots be mailed to them or they can vote in-person at the Auditor’s Office.

Request forms for mail ballots can be found at the link below:

DAVENPORT – Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that her office is now providing a new, Interactive Sample Ballot available on the Scott County website.

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DAVENPORT – Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that absentee/early voting ballots for the Iowa Primary Election are available at the Auditor’s Office beginning on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The Iowa Primary Election is Tuesday...

Absentee/Early Voting Ballots Available in Auditor's Office

DAVENPORT - Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that absentee/early voting ballots for the Davenport City Primary Election are available at the Auditor's Office beginning on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Voting in the Auditor's Office will be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Auditor's Office is located in the fifth floor of Scott County Administrative Building, 600 West 4th Street in Davenport.

Mail in ballots can be requested in writing from the Auditor's Office.  Official Absentee Ballot Request forms are available on the Auditor's page of the Scott County website (http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/auditor/early-voting).  These forms must be printed and mailed back to the Auditor's Office for processing.  Forms can also be requested by calling the Auditor's Office at 326-8631.

Mail-in ballots must be received in the Auditor's Office by 8:00 p.m. on election day or be post marked on or before October 5, 2015 for counting after election day.  Pursuant to Iowa law ballots which are received after election day without the post mark of October 5, 2015 or earlier cannot be counted.  Mail-in ballots can also be hand delivered to the Auditor's Office prior to 8:00 p.m. on election day.

The primary election will reduce the number of candidates for office to two per office for the regular city election on November 3, 2015.  Currently there are four candidates for Mayor, five candidates for two Alderman-at Large seats, three candidates for Second Ward Alderman, three candidates for Fourth Ward Alderman and three candidates for Fifth Ward Alderman.

For more information contact the Scott County Auditor's Office at 563-326-8631.

Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that a recount of the votes cast in November 5th race for Mayor of Blue Grass will occur on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Board Room of the Scott County Administrative Center. Challenger Timothy Brandenburg requested the recount after losing to incumbent Mayor Brinson Kinzer by one vote. Kinzer received 169 votes, Brandenburg received 168 votes and there were 16 scattered write-in votes. Earlier today the Scott County Board of Supervisors voted to authorize a recount.

The recount will be conducted by a panel of three appointees, one member appointed by each candidate and a third member appointed by agreement of the candidate appointees. Greg Boll of Davenport will represent Brandenburg, Pat Zamora of Davenport will represent Kinzer, and Donald Frericks of Blue Grass will be the third member. Ballots will be both hand counted and counted by electronic ballot tabulators. The recount is open to the public.

DAVENPORT- Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz is reminding those interested in voting in the upcoming school elections that they should check their voter registration cards to ensure they go to the correct voting location.   "Some polling locations are different for school elections than they are for general elections," Moritz said.  "The best way for voters to ensure they go to the correct location is to check their voter registration cards.  Each card lists the polling place for general elections and school elections, and city elections for residents of cities."

September 10th will mark the first school election since statewide redistricting in 2012.  Due to redistricting many voters were placed in new precincts with new voting locations.  Also, school district boundaries cross over other political boundaries and create pockets of voters who have to vote in locations other than their general election precincts.  "Parts of Davenport fall into the Bettendorf or North Scott School Districts and voters in those areas vote in different locations than they would in general or city elections," Moritz said.  "There are other areas where this occurs, such as the Pleasant Valley School District which elects school board members based on director districts rather than at large.  The Pleasant Valley School Board redrew their director districts this year which is yet another complicating factor," Moritz said.

What if a voter does not have a registration card?  "Voters who do not have their registration cards in their possession can call our office to find their voting location and we will also mail out a new card to those voters," Moritz said.

There will be three positions up for election for the Bettendorf School Board, the Davenport School Board and the North Scott School Board.  The Pleasant Valley School Board will have positions for director districts one, two, three, six and seven on the ballot.  The Eastern Iowa Community College District will have positions for director districts one, two, six and eight on the ballots in Scott County. 

The Bettendorf School District ballot will include a public measure to approve the physical plant and equipment property tax levy.  The Davenport School District ballot will include a public measure to update the District's revenue purpose statement for use of the District's portion of the state sales tax dedicated to schools. 

For more information contact the Scott County Auditor's Office at 563-326-8631.

DAVENPORT - Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz is reminding those interested in voting in the upcoming school elections that the deadline to pre-register to vote is Friday, August 30, 2013. Those interested can register at the Scott County Auditor's Office or at a driver's license station. The Auditor's Office will be open until 5:00 p.m. on August 30th to accommodate voter registration. Mail-in registrations post marked on or before August 26, 2031 will also be accepted for pre-registration. The school election will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

After Friday, those interested in voting, but who are not pre-registered, may register to vote at the polls on Election Day or at the Auditor's Office and vote an absentee ballot prior to Election Day. Those registering in this manner are required to provide proof of their identity through a picture identity card, such as a valid driver's license, and proof of their residency if the identity card does not list a current address. Details for Election Day registration are available on the Auditor's webpage, http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/auditor/.

There will be three positions up for election for the Bettendorf School Board, the Davenport School Board and the North Scott School Board. The Pleasant Valley School Board will have positions for director districts one, two, three, six and seven on the ballot.

The Eastern Iowa Community College District will have positions for director districts one, two, six and eight on the ballots in Scott County.

The Bettendorf School District ballot will include a public measure to approve the physical plant and equipment property tax levy. The Davenport School District ballot will include a public measure to update the District's revenue purpose statement for use of the District's portion of the state sales tax dedicated to schools.

For more information contact the Scott County Auditor's Office at 563-326-8631.

Secretary of State Develops New Program; Dixon Special Election Will Be First To Use Iowa Express Voter;Program Allows for Scanning Iowa Driver's License or Voter Registration Card.DAVENPORT - Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz announced today that voters in Tuesday's City of Dixon special election will have the option to scan their state issued IDs to help check in at the polling place. This is part of Iowa Express Voter, a new electronic poll book program developed by the Iowa Secretary of State. Precinct election officials presiding over the upcoming City of Dixon Special Election will be the first in Iowa to use this new program. "We are pleased that Scott County will be the first to use Iowa Voter Express in a live election environment," Moritz said. "My staff and staff from Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz's office have worked together to fine tune this new program. It has been a good example of intergovernmental cooperation, and will result in a good product that is easy to use," Moritz said.Iowa Express Voter includes an option for scanning a voter's state issued identity card, either a driver's license or non-driver's identity card issued by the Iowa DOT or a voter registration card issued by the Auditor's Office. The scanner will read information on the ID card and then put that information into the electronic poll book rather than having election officials hand enter the information. Scanning IDs is only an option and not required to process voters."We are very excited to try out the new scanning function," Moritz said. "We always have a trade-off between election security and voter convenience, and scanners should help to increase the speed of processing individual voters," Moritz said. "But our election officials are ready to hand enter the voter information too," she said.The program was designed to be user friendly for election officials, which increases the speed and accuracy of processing individual voters, making the voting process more convenient. "The reviews from precinct officials who recently trained on the new system have been very positive," Moritz added.ROXANNA MORITZAUDITOR & COMMISSIONER OF ELECTIONS600 W. 4TH StreetDavenport, Iowa 52801Ph: (563) 326-8631 Fax: (563) 326-8601Cell: (563) 370-3915www.scottcountyiowa.comThree Scott County precinct officials recently trained on Iowa Express Voter and all three gave it a positive review."The new system is easy to use and very user friendly," said Mike Salter, one of three precinct officials who recently trained on the new program. "I really like the new ID scanner function which will greatly speed up voter processing," Salter added.Jeanita McNulty also thought highly of Iowa Express Voter. "This program is more streamlined and intuitive. The poll workers I serve with will love it," she said."I could get a little frustrated with our old program," said election official Bev Strayhall. "This program lets me fix mistakes more easily so we should be able to continue to process voters.I think it will be a real plus for voters and poll workers."Another plus for Scott County taxpayers is the cost of the new program. "Secretary Schultz will make the program available to counties for free," Moritz said.For more information contact the Scott County Auditor's Office at 563-326-8631

Current Version Would Restrict Voting Options of Some Senior Voters; Increase Costs to Scott County

DAVENPORT - During a meeting with area legislators today, Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz asked the law makers to take a hard look at a Photo ID bill now under consideration in the Iowa House of Representatives. One provision in the bill would require that residents of assisted living centers receive absentee ballots delivered in person via bipartisan healthcare teams. Voters receiving these ballots would have to vote immediately and return their ballots to the teams. Current law requires this type of voting for residents of nursing homes and hospital patients.

"There are 517 registered voters who are residents of assisted living centers in Scott County. Making these residents vote in this way is not fair to them and will increase election costs," said Scott County Auditor Roxanna Moritz.

"Current law requires nursing home patients to vote this way as a protection for their privacy and to ensure the security of their ballots," Moritz said. "Many years ago the legislature enacted this system after complaints that some patients felt coerced to vote a certain way. However, we have not received any complaints from assisted living residents that they have been coerced," she said.

Besides infringing on residents freedoms, this provision will increase election costs.

"Last year my office incurred $3,760 in costs for voting by 271 people at nursing homes and hospitals. If we added to that total the 316 residents of assisted living centers who voted absentee then we estimate those costs will increase to $8,480 as we will more than double the number of voters who will cast their ballots in  this method," Moritz said. "I doubt that the legislature will help us cover these costs," she added.

For more information contact the Scott County Auditor's Office at 563-326-8631.

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