First votes in 2012 election to be cast Thursday

This week, the first votes of the 2012 general election will be cast; as usual, all eyes are on Iowa and its six electoral votes.

Wapello County Auditor Kelly Spurgeon tells KTVO that absentee ballots are now available and will be mailed out to voters throughout Wapello County that have requested them.

Voters can start voting at the Wapello County Courthouse starting Thursday through November 5th.

The Wapello County Auditor's Office will be open on two Saturdays for voter pre-registration and absentee voting, on October 27th and also on November 3rd.

For more information about voting in your southeast Iowa county, contact your county auditor.

Henry County Auditor:

Shelly Barber

(319) 385-0756

Van Buren County Auditor:

Jon P. Finney

(319) 293-3129

Jefferson County Auditor:

Scott Reneker

(641) 472-2840

Davis County Auditor:

Linda Humphrey

(641) 664-2101

Wapello County Auditor:

Kelly Spurgeon

(641) 683-0020

Keokuk County Auditor:

Christy Bates

(641) 622-2320

Mahaska County Auditor:

Kay Swanson

(641) 673-7148

Monroe County Auditor:

Jeannie Bettis

(641) 932-2865

Appanoose County Auditor:

Linda Demry

(641) 856-6191