Special Election

March 5, 2019 - City of Roland Special Election

Election Day Information

Polling Time: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Polling Location: Roland Area Community Center, 208 N. Main
As of January 1, 2019, identification is required at the polling place. More information is available here.

Sample Ballot (PDF)

Candidate Information (City Council, to fill vacancy)

Filing Deadline: Friday, Feb. 8 (file with city clerk)
Signature Requirements: 10, from eligible electors
Candidate List: Joseph Corrow, Russell Neely, Kailah Schmitz

Public Measure Text

"Shall the City of Roland, in Story County, Iowa, enter into a loan agreement and issue its bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount of $3,100,000 for the purpose of undertaking an urban renewal project in the Roland Urban Renewal Area consisting of replacing the municipal swimming pool and providing for the equipping and furnishing thereof?"


Available after the close of polls. NOTE: The names of write-in winner(s) will not be available on election night.


Updated throughout election day.

Voter Registration

The voter pre-registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m.

Register online via the Iowa DOT (for voters with an Iowa driver's license or Iowa non-operator ID)
Download a paper version of the registration form (PDF)
Check your registration status (Iowa Secretary of State website)

New registrants after the deadline -- including on Election Day -- will follow Election Day Registration procedures. Proof of identity and proof of residence will be required.

Absentee Voting ("Early Voting")

(1) Your absentee request form MUST include an ID number -- either your Iowa driver's license (or non-operator ID) number, or the 4-digit PIN on the new voter ID card. This requirement is suspended.
(2) Request forms will not be accepted more than 120 days prior to the election.
(3) Absentee voting can begin no more than 29 days prior to the election.
(4) The deadline to request a mailed ballot is 11 days prior to the election (10 days for a General election).
NOTE: The request must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5 p.m. on the final day.

Absentee Voting (in-person)

Voting in the Auditor's Office begins Tuesday, Feb. 12, and will be available during regular business hours until 5 p.m., Monday, March 4.

Absentee Voting (by mail)

The first day that ballots will be mailed is Tuesday, Feb. 12. The last day that ballots will be mailed out is Friday, Feb. 22. The ballot request must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5 p.m that day. On the request form, mark "Special" under type of election, and fill in the election date (03/05/2019) in the proper area.

Returning Your Absentee (mail) Ballot

By Mail. A return envelope is provided with pre-paid postage. The return envelope must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 4, and received in the Auditor's Office by Monday, March 11.

In Person. You may deliver your ballot to the Auditor's Office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, March 5). Completed ballots may not be dropped off or used at polling locations.

By Designee. You may designate someone else to mail or deliver your ballot for you. The instructions included in your mailed absentee ballot packet include a receipt, if you choose to use it, for this method.

Absentee Forms and Information

Absentee Request Form - DOMESTIC voters
Absentee Voting Information
Track Your Absentee Ballot

Absentee Request Form - MILITARY or OVERSEAS voters
Federal Voting Assistance Program

Poll Watching

A poll watcher is a person who has official permission to be at the polling place on election day. It is encouraged that names of prospective poll watchers, along with the designation form, be submitted to the County Auditor prior to election day.

Poll Watcher's Guide
Poll Watcher's Designation Form
Poll Watcher Poster

If you have questions regarding poll watching, please contact the Auditor's Office or the Iowa Secretary of State's Office.