Election season is less than two weeks away and absentee balloting is in full swing.
671 absentee ballot requests have already been mailed out in Wapello County. A little over 200 of those ballots have already been returned.
Wapello County Auditor Kelly Spurgeon says requesting an absentee ballot is an easy process.
??You can either vote in the office or have the ballot mailed to you. We need your name, address, date of birth and mailing address, if it's different from your home address, and a signature. And on the request you just have to put that you're requesting a ballot for the city election,?? said Spurgeon.
The last day an absentee ballot can be requested is Friday November 1st at 5 p.m.
You can vote by absentee ballot at the auditor's office on the second floor of the Wapello County Courthouse all day.
If you choose to return the ballot via mail, it must be postmarked by November 4th or be hand delivered to the auditor's office prior to the polls closing on election day.
The Ottumwa City Election will take place on Tuesday November 5th.