With election day less than a week away, now is the time for citizens to start thinking about getting registered and placing your vote on Nov. 6, if they haven’t already.
Election day voting for Precinct 2 takes place at Living Water Community Church, located at 1005 8th St. SE in Orange City. Voting booths will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Northwestern students can vote in Iowa no matter where you are from. Becoming a registered voter is a simple and rewarding process that everyone should take advantage of.
The only qualifications to vote are that one must be a US citizen and at least 18 years of age.
Pre-registration ended on Oct. 27, but one can still easily register on Nov. 6 when they go to vote.
To register on the day of the election, individuals will have to provide proof of ID and proof of residence. To provide proof of identification, voters must bring one of the following: an Iowa driver’s license number or the last four digits of their social security number.
Voters who are not from the state of Iowa will have to use the last four digits of their social security number because you will likely have an out of state license. They must also bring a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or your student ID.
Lastly, to demonstrate proof of residence, voters will have to provide an address. Students who are from out-of-state but would like to vote here can use their school address. This address must be to the building or dorm that the student actually lives in.
Proof of residence can be in the form of a piece of mail, a paycheck or a bank statement that you should be brought on election day. NW students must also list their RSC mailbox number so that their voter registration card can be sent to you.
Students who have already registered to vote should simply bring their voter registration card to the polling place when they go to vote on Nov. 6.
In the 2018 midterm elections, all of the executive officers in Iowa are up for election, including the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer and auditor, as well as four of Iowa’s seats in the US House of Representatives, 25 seats in the Iowa Senate and all 100 seats in the Iowa House of Representatives.
It is important to vote in the midterm elections because they are an opportunity for citizens to have an impact on matters that effect them more directly. The number one way to make one’s voice heard is to exercise one’s right to vote.
Questions about election-day voting and registration, can be directed to Lisa Rowenhorst, the Sioux County Election Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Auditors office at 712-737-2216.