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VOTING IN IOWA: Make Your Mark this November!

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by Roxanna Moritz, Scott County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

First and foremost, I would like to express my appreciation for all of the hard work that ID Action does on behalf of persons with disabilities. In regards to my office and the process of voting; they continue to respect, protect, and insure that there is a fair process.

When I was first elected to my position in 2008, I met Rik Shannon from ID Action and he left a strong impression on me about the vital role that I, as a Commissioner of Elections, would play in regards to elections in Scott County; so much so that my vision statement says:

“Make Sure Every Vote Counts”

 Our Vision:
Treat every voter as a VIP

Voting with accessibility Independently & Privately

I would like to encourage all of those that are guardians, caregivers, as well as consumers to make sure that you know your rights, and that you continue to research and inspire those around you to utilize one of the most important rights that we have been given, democracy and the right to vote.

Listed on the Secretary of State’s website, is a list of all of the County Auditors along with their phone numbers. Should you have any questions or need to research or locate a polling location this is where you would be able to reach out, and get your answers. While it is sometimes much easier to request or do an in person early vote, many of us enjoy and utilize the opportunity given to actually go to the polls on Election Day! I for one, find it to be a great experience. An experience that shows, My Vote Counts” and I invested the time to show up.  While of course, your absentee ballot will count, there is nothing like going to the polls and taking advantage of the feelings of all those around you, recognizing their right to select who will represent, advocate, and protect them. This year is a very important election year.  It is the 2016 Presidential year. While I believe all elections are important, typically more people vote in this election than any other year.

Please take the opportunity to look at who will be on your ballot and make sure that you either vote by absentee or that you get out to the polls. Make sure, “Your Voice is Heard”.

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” 
- President John Quincy Adams -