NEWS RELEASE: 2021 City/School Election - Absentee Ballot Requests

2021 City/School Election

RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2021
CONTACT:       Betty Ellis, Wright County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

Absentee Ballot Requests May Be Filed for Upcoming City/School Election

Wright County voters interested in voting absentee for the November 2 City/School Election may file requests for absentee ballots with the Wright County Auditor’s Office.

Due to recent legislation, the time period to request absentee ballots has gone from 120 days to 70 days. The new legislation also has shortened the number of days that the Auditor’s Office may have ballots available for absentee voting. Voters now have 20 days to vote absentee either by mail or in-person rather than 29 days.

Voters wishing to receive a ballot by mail for the City/School Election will need to complete an absentee ballot request form and return it to the Wright County Auditor’s Office, 115 N. Main St. Clarion, IA, before 5 p.m. October 18. In-person early voting in the Auditor’s Office is anticipated to start October 13th.

Absentee ballot request forms can be found on the Wright County Elections website at  They may also be requested by calling the Wright County Auditor’s Office at 515-532-2771.

For more information about the 2021 City/School Election contact the Wright County Auditor’s office at 515-532-2771.