Certain voters can cast ballot in special election next week

It may seem like the election only just finished, but voters in Wapello County and the surrounding area have another opportunity to cast their ballots.

A special election for Indian Hills Community College will be held on Tuesday, December 4. Eligible voters in Wapello County and/or in the Ottumwa, Cardinal or Eddyville-Blakesburg-Freemont school districts are able to vote.

Only one measure is on the ballot, Public Measure J, which will determine whether or not a current tax will be extended.

"It looks like it's just a continuation of a tax that they already have in place," said Wapello County Auditor Kelly Spurgeon. "Looks like its not to exceed over ten years and not to exceed six cents per $1,000 of assessed value."

The tax helps fund program and equipment sharing between the ten counties associated with Indian Hills.

Absentee ballots can be cast through Monday, December 3 and polling hours on the fourth are noon until 8 p.m.

Polling places include: the Wapello County Courthouse in Ottumwa, the Agency Community Center in Agency and the Eddyville Public Library.