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City Candidate Profile: Jeff Holmes Vinton's Third Ward Write-In Candidate

VInton Today asked our mayoral candidates, and the new council member candidates to submit a profile about themselves and to address any issues that they felt were going well, things that need to be improved, or goals that they would like to see accomplished in Vinton, and of course, anything else they'd like to share.I have always been a political person, but it has taken me 64 years to actually jump from voter/campaigner role to the candidate, a write-in candidate at that.

School Board 1st District Candidate Profile: Cara Martin

While Cara did file and prepare papers to be on the ballot in November she said, "I withdrew my petition for nomination in writing to the County Auditor’s Office on September 20, 2021, in support of Darrin Humiston. Thank you."
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Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District School Board Meeting October 18

Vinton-Shellsburg Community School DistrictSchool Board Meeting Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:30 PM (Note Time Change)Central Office Board Room1502 C Ave.Vinton, IA 52349Zoom link: https://bit.ly/2YR8sdd Meeting ID: 837 4137 3993 Passcode: uh7Va1 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call / Pledge of Allegiance 3. Receive Visitors / Public Comments Discussion Item 4 Administrator Reports Discussion Item 5.

School Board At-Large Candidate Profile: Audra Piotti

Vinton Today contacted each of the Vinton-Shellburg candidates for the school board asking them to share a bit about themselves and their experience. I also asked the candidates to address a couple of issues that they could face over the length of their term. The first was concerning a statement that the United States Attorney General Merrick Garland issued concerning threats and intimidation of School Board members.

School Board At-Large Candidate Profile: Braxton Morrison

Vinton Today contacted each of the Vinton-Shellburg candidates for the school board asking them to share a bit about themselves and their experience. I also asked the candidates to address a couple of issues that they could face over the length of their term. The first was concerning a statement that the United States Attorney General Merrick Garland issued concerning threats and intimidation of School Board members.

City Candidate Profile: Valerie Bearbower Vinton's Third Precinct

VInton Today asked our mayoral candidates, and the new council member candidates to submit a profile about themselves and to address any issues that they felt were going well, things that need to be improved, or goals that they would like to see accomplished in Vinton, and of course, anything else they'd like to share.I am a 1992 graduate of Vinton Shellsburg and a lifelong resident of Vinton.

CPU SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM OCTOBER 24

There will be a Center Point Urbana School Board Candidate Forum on Sunday, October 24 at the Public Library beginning at 2:00 p.m. The forum will be held at the Andersen Center Point Public Library Community Room.The forum is hosted by Friends of the Center Point Library and moderated by Center Point Mayor Paula Freeman Brown.Candidates for the November 2 election are:District 1: Gwendolyn Cumberland Schaeffer and Kristeen OpferAt-large: Kim Shonka and Kim SimonCPU candidates must live in their district but CPU voters vote for candidates in both districts and At-large.

Benton County Auditor's Office conducts public test on Voting Machines

Courtney Long tests one of the voting machines that will be used on Election Day The Benton County Auditor's Office conducted tests on the voting machines that will be used on Election Day November 2. This video is 14 minutes long, and worth a watch. You'll get to meet Gina Edler a Benton County Deputy Auditor, who oversees all the details of the election, including putting together all of the bags full of supplies that the election officials will need.

City Candidate Profile: Bud Maynard for Mayor of Vinton

Vinton Today asked our mayoral candidates, and the new council member candidates to submit a profile about themselves and to address any issues that they felt were going well, things that need to be improved, or goals that they would like to see accomplished in Vinton, and of course, anything else they'd like to share.For those who don't know, I am a lifelong resident of the Vinton area.

City/School Election 2021 Election Law Changes per House File 413

Today, October 13, 2021, is the first day we can mail out absentee ballots. There is a VERY short window for this election to mail out ballots. The LAST day to mail out ballots is October 18th! Each voter must request a ballot request form individually. Request forms MUST have the date the request is signed.Returning Ballots:We are NOT using the dropbox outside the Courthouse for returning ballots! Please DO NOT use the dropbox for any voting material!!!The only People who may return a voted absentee ballot other than the voter are:* Someone living in the voter's household* An immediate family member* The two special precinct election officials who deliver a ballot to the resident of a health care facility, dementia-specific assisted living program or hospital* Voters unable to return a ballot due to blindness or other disability may use a "delivery agent" to deliver their ballots.
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