City, school elections are today

Polls open until 8 p.m.

Hamilton County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to elect city officials and school board directors in the first joint election for the state of Iowa.

The joint elections are due to new election laws passed by the Iowa Senate in 2017. The two elections were combined in an effort to boost voter participation while reducing taxpayer costs.

The special combined election will only take place in odd-numbered years.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Due to the election changes, rural voters in southeast Hardin and northeast Story counties will also vote at Hamilton County polling places for their respective school districts.

Voters in the Webster City Consolidated School District will also be asked to vote on a physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed $0.77 per $1,000 of assessed valuation of taxable property to commence in the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2020.

Polling sites include:

Precinct 1 – City of Kamrar, Cass, Freedom, Fremont, Independence townships will vote at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1229 Kathy Lane, Webster City

Precinct 2 – City of Blairsburg, City of Williams, Blairsburg, Liberty, Williams townships will vote at Blairsburg City Hall, 516 Lake Street, Blairsburg

Precinct 3 – City of Stanhope, Clear Lake, Hamilton, Marion, Webster townships will vote at Stanhope Community Center, 600 Main, St., Stanhope

Precinct 4 – City of Jewell, City of Randall, Ellsworth and Lyon townships will vote at South Hamilton High School, 315 Division St., Jewell

Precinct 5 – City of Ellsworth, Lincoln, Rose Grove and Scott townships will vote at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1629 Dewitt, St., Ellsworth

Webster City 1 – vote at Webster City Fire Station, 919 Superior St., Webster City

Webster City 2 – vote at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1005 Beach Street, Webster City

Webster City 3 – vote at First Baptist Church, 543 Division St., Webster City