Absentee ballots available for special election

Absentee ballots are now available to Wapello County voters for the July 9 County Recorder special election.

County Auditor Kelly Spurgeon says that if voters want a ballot mailed, the written request needs to be at the auditor's office by 5 p.m on Friday, July 5 and be postmarked for return by midnight on July 8.

Voters can also cast an early ballot through July 8 at the Auditorâ??s Office on the second floor of the courthouse.

Three candidates Lisa Kent, Mary Margaret Riedel Butler and Betty Stromgren are vying to replace retiring Recorder Joyce Haas.

Click here for a list of polling locations and candidates.