DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 15, 2020) Roxanna Moritz, Scott County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, announced today the addition of a new GIS tool which shows the number of absentee ballots requested in Scott County. The tool will also display the number of ballots as they are returned by voters. The information is shown by precinct, by political party and by age categories.

The tool is located on the Auditor’s web page and a link is included below:

https://scottcountyiowa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/0d9e776b74e24bc1b465d6485a6864ff

“This is the information that my office uses to determine poll worker assignments and allocation of other resources,” Moritz said. “I think it’s important for the public to be able to access this information to understand some of the decision making that goes into an election, and GIS is great for displaying this information.”

Moritz encourages all voters to consider voting by absentee ballot, and the first step is to complete an absentee-ballot request form. She encourages voters to track their requests, and their ballots, using the on-line ballot tracker from the Secretary of State; a link is provided below:

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/absentee/search

Moritz reminds voters they only need to submit one absentee-ballot request, even though they may receive multiple request forms in the mail. “Several elections and political organizations have sent out request forms to Scott County voters,” Moritz said. “This has left some voters fearing that my office did not receive their requests. We are happy to look up that information, but voters are empowered to get that information themselves with the Secretary’s absentee ballot tracker.”

Pursuant to Iowa law, absentee ballots will be mailed beginning October 5. Voters can expect to receive their ballots later that week or early the following week.

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