Polls open Tuesday morning for Ottumwa, Eldon primary elections

Tuesday, registered voters within the city limits of Ottumwa and Eldon will head to the polls for the year's primary election.

In Ottumwa, seven candidates for city council are listed on the ballot and the top six vote-getters will move on to the election in November. In Eldon, four names are on the ballot running for mayor; incumbent Shirley Stacey, as well as challengers Sean Coulter, David Bowen and Tommy Reaves.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday and the process is quick and simple when you get to the auditor's office or to your polling place.

"You just come in, you can give them your name or you have the option of scanning your driver's license, you don't have to show an ID, but you do have that option," said Wapello County Auditor Kelly Spurgeon. "It just brings your name up in the computers a little bit faster and then the worker doesn't have to type everything in, it'll just scan it off your drivers license."

Spurgeon said she hopes the office will have unofficial results beginning around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Keep an eye on KTVO's Facebook page for those results.

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