Marshall County

Absentee Voting for the General Election

August 31, 2020

Marshall County Auditor Nan Benson joins Secretary of State Paul Pate and auditors across Iowa in encouraging voters to cast absentee ballots by mail in the upcoming November 3 General Election. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, voting by mail is the safest option.

Secretary Pate is sending absentee ballot request forms to every active registered voter in the state. The forms should arrive in your mailbox in late August and will include pre-paid postage for returning them to Auditor Nan Benson's office.

Nan Benson, Marshall County Auditor/Recorder said "I would like to encourage every Marshall County Voter to consider this option to cast their vote for the General Election."

Once voters receive their absentee ballot request form in the mail, they should fill out and mail it promptly. Iowans can also download the request form directly from the Iowa Secretary of State website, Requests must be received by the Marshall County Auditor's office by 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

"We want all eligible citizens to participate in our elections and casting a ballot by mail is the best method during this pandemic," Secretary Pate said. "Absentee voting has security measures in place to ensure the integrity of the ballot."

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This webpage was printed on September 19, 2020. For the most current election-related information, visit the Marshall County, Iowa, Elections website at
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