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The City of Independence is pleased to announce that beginning with the May, 2013 election, a 24-hour ballot drop site will be located in Independence.
Karin Johnson, City Elections Officer and Val Unger, Polk County Clerk, worked out details that would allow a ballot box to be placed in the front entryway of the Independence Civic Center. Previously, voters were able to drop a ballot off only during open hours at the library, drive to the 24-hour site in Dallas, or return the ballot by mail. The Independence Library will also continue to host a ballot box during elections.
This will provide voters the ability to vote at a time convenient to their schedule, and could increase voter turnout. “Many people can’t get to the library drop box during normal hours so this will provide a great alternative”, said City Recorder Karin Johnson. “It will be especially important during the last days of the election when it’s too late to mail in your ballot”.
Karin Johnson, MMC
City of Independence