County Supervisors To Appoint Greg Jeneary To County Conservation Board
(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Board of Supervisors have a short agenda for today’s meeting to be held at the County Courthouse Board Room. One item of interest is the county governing board is expected to approve a memorandum of understanding with Premier Communications. The county supervisors is expected to appoint Greg Jeneary to the county conservation board. County Engineer, Tom Rohe will appear before the county board and will submit a construction permit from the Southern Sioux Rural Water Association for work to be performed on Kesterel Avenue at Grant township. Rohe will also discuss a right-of-way project for a culvert construction project.
Absentee Ballots Available Beginning On Wednesday
(Le Mars) — Absentee ballots for the November 2, 2021 combined City/School Election are available beginning October 13th in the Auditor’s Office at the Plymouth County Courthouse during regular business hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Absentee ballots may be cast in person at the Auditor’s office until Monday, November 1st until 5 pm.
Absentee ballots may be mailed to voters from October 13th to October 18th per Iowa law and must be requested in writing. Forms are available at the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office or at www.co.plymouth.ia.us by clicking on the blue City/School Election tab or can be obtained from the Iowa Secretary of State website. Completed absentee ballot request forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Auditor’s office at 215 4th Ave. SE, Le Mars, IA 51031 and a ballot will be mailed to you.
REMINDER: Voter ID is now Iowa State Law. Voters are required to complete the absentee ballot request form, with either an Iowa Driver’s License number, a Non-operator ID number or a 4-digit voter PIN number if the voter does not have an ID.
Voters requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to them must have the request form to the Auditor’s office no later than 5 pm on Monday, October 18th, as that is the last day absentee ballots can be mailed out to voters. The Auditor’s office provides the postage for all absentee ballots returned by mail. In order for a ballot to be counted, ballots must be received in the Auditors office by 8 pm, Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 (Election Day.) Ballots received after 8 pm on election day, regardless of postmark are unable to be counted under current Iowa law. Do not return a voted absentee ballot at the polling location, they need to be mailed or returned in person at the Auditor’s office.
If a voter is not registered to vote and wishes to vote an absentee ballot in the Auditor’s office on Monday, October 18th through Monday, November 1st the voter will be required to complete the EDR (Election Day Registration) process at the Auditor’s Office prior to casting the absentee ballot. The EDR voter registration process requires valid photo identification, and one form of proof of Plymouth County residency. Examples of proof of residency can be a valid Iowa driver’s license with a current Plymouth County address, a utility bill, cell phone bill, residential lease, bank statement, paycheck, government check, government issued document, vehicle registration, or a tax assessment.
Also, as required now by Iowa Law on Election Day, all voting precinct locations will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm and voters will be required to vote at the same voting locations as they do for the Presidential or Mid – Term General Election in November each year. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Plymouth County Auditor’s Office at 712-546-6100. Stacey Feldman is the Auditor and Commissioner of Election and Cheri Nitzschke is the Election Deputy.
Governor Reynolds Comments On Southern Border Crisis
(Le Mars) — Early last week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds joined eight of her Republican colleagues at the Texas border to see for herself the large mass of immigrants, mainly from Haiti, wanting to get into the United States. On Friday, while Governor Reynolds was in Le Mars, KLEM news asked the governor about her own account of what see saw at the Rio Grande River between Mexico and the United States. Reynolds says the crisis at the border is “real and its serious.”
Governor Reynolds says she and her fellow republican governors came up with a list of ten suggestions for the Biden Administration to follow to help reduce the crisis at the southern border.
Governor Reynolds was asked in her opinion whether President Biden doesn’t have a plan, or if he refuses to acknowledge there is a problem. Reynolds says the president needs to go to the border and look for himself the build-up of immigrants crossing the border and entering the United States illegally.
Reynolds says along with the illegal immigrants is the smuggling of large quantities of dangerous drugs that are coming to the United States.
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