Special Precinct Board
The Special Precinct Board will open and count absentee ballots on Election Day. The results from the absentee ballots will not be released until shortly after the polls close at 9:00 p.m.
Public Test of Voting Equipment
The public test of the county voting system will begin TBD in the Courthouse at 1 E. Main St., Marshalltown, IA 50158.
Election Night Results
The polls close at 9:00 p.m. and unofficial election night results will be available on this website. The county auditor's office in the old Fire Station will be open until all precincts have reported. Members of the public are welcome to be present, or to check up-to-date totals on this website.
Remember that election night results are unofficial. They include absentee ballots and results from the precincts, but do not include results from provisional ballots that are subsequently determined to have been valid. They also do not include any valid voted absentee ballots that were postmarked prior to Election Day and that are received by Monday, June 8th.
Election Results link will be posted on Election Day
Canvass of Election
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 to canvass the results of the June 2nd Primary Election. At this meeting the board will canvass the tally lists and prepare official abstracts of the election results. The canvass will include election night results, as well as any provisional ballots and late-absentee ballots that are determined to be valid and on time. The meeting is open to the public.
Voters in Marshall County will use special paper ballots that will be counted at each precinct with the use of precinct-count optical-scan machines. Absentee ballots will be counted with the use of an OVCS Scanner. In addition, for any voter who needs assistance in marking the ballot, a ballot-marking machine will be available in each precinct in the county. It will also be available for demonstrations and for absentee voting at the county auditor's office. All election equipment and related software has been tested and certified for use in the State of Iowa.
Rotation of Names on Ballots
Pursuant to Iowa law, candidates' names will be rotated; however, rotation of names only applies if there are more candidates listed on the ballot than the number of positions to be filled for that office. Ballots in the first precinct in which a specific office is listed on the ballot will show the candidates' names in alphabetical order by last name. The candidates' names will be rotated in each subsequent precinct by moving the first name to the end.
Poll watchers may represent:
- Candidates whose names appear on the ballot,
- Must show written permission from candidate.
- Candidate must have filed a list of poll watchers with the County Auditor.
- Political parties and organizations, and
- Must show credentials from political party..
- Political party must have filed a list of poll watchers with the County Auditor.
- In all elections other than primary and general elections, groups opposing or
- supporting approval of questions on the ballot at an election.
- A person who wants to be a poll watcher must file notice of intent to do so with the County Auditor.
Ethics and Campaign Disclosure
A candidate or a person who advocates for or against a candidate or a ballot issue may be subject to requirements and restrictions of Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure laws. Campaign finance disclosure forms, brochures, and other information are available at www.state.ia.us/ethics :
Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board
510 E 12th, Suite 1A
Des Moines IA 50319
(515) 281-4028 phone
(515) 281-3701 fax
Campaign signs may be placed with the permission of the property owner on private property. Campaign signs can not be placed in the public right of way which is described in general as the area between the sidewalk and the curb in a city and as the area between the shoulder and the fence line in rural areas. Yard signs may not be place on public or corporate property.
Yard Signs and Outdoor Advertising use the link to Ethics and Campaign
Voter Registration Information for Campaign Purposes
Iowa law states that voter registration information is a public record. However, the use of that information is restricted to bona fide political purposes or to a bona fide official governmental purpose. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited by law.
Persons advocating for or against a candidate or public measure on the ballot may request lists of registered voters from the Secretary of State office in a variety of customized formats. For further information contact the Secretary of State at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 754-6302.