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Advance balloting for April 3 election available to voters

March 21, 2007

There's still time for Leavenworth County voters to vote in advance of the April 3 election.

But residents wanting to send in advanced ballots by mail should act soon.

"The last day we can mail them out is the Friday before the election, Friday the 30th," said County Clerk Linda Scheer, who also is the election officer.

Advance ballot applications are available on the county's Web site, www.leavenworthcounty.org. In addition, copies of the application were included in City of Tonganoxie newsletters that were mailed to Tonganoxie residents last week.

Kathy Bard, assistant city administrator, said Monday additional application copies are available at Tonganoxie City Hall, 321 Delaware. City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Applications should be mailed to Linda Scheer at the courthouse so that they will be received by March 30.

The applications also may be dropped off at Scheer's office, Suite 106, at the courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

Once Scheer's office receives the application, an advanced ballot is mailed to the voter. The voter must then mail the ballot back to the courthouse so that it is received by the close of election polls, 7 p.m. on Election Day, April 3. Those advanced ballots also may be dropped off at the courthouse. But again, they must be received by 7 p.m. April 3.

Residents also may vote in advance at the county clerk's office until noon April 2.

Until that day, advance voting at the courthouse is open during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

As for residents hoping to register to vote, the deadline for voter registration was Monday, Scheer said.

And, of course, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

For more information on voting in Leavenworth County, call the courthouse toll free at (800) 250-2057.

Jefferson County has similar guidelines.

Voters may vote in advance, in person, at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 300 Jefferson Street, in Oskaloosa until noon April 2. Until then, residents may vote in advance during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Advanced ballot applications are available on the county's Web site, www.jfcountyks.com and may be faxed to the courthouse at (785) 863-3135, or mailed to Jefferson County Clerk/Election Officer Linda Buttron, P.O. Box 321, Oskaloosa 66066.

For more information, contact the courthouse toll free, (877) 863-2272.

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