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.