November 8th 2022
Taylor County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Bethany Murphy, hereby gives notice that there will be a GENERAL ELECTION in Taylor County, Iowa on November 8, 2022. Qualified electors of Taylor County will vote at the polling places designated below for the purpose of electing candidates for Partisan Federal, State and County Offices, for Nonpartisan Offices and to act upon the retention of Judges in office.
The Polls will open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm, as provided by law, at the following locations:
Precinct 1 Vote at the Bedford American Legion 301 Main St. Bedford, IA 50833
Jackson, Polk, and Ross Townships; and that portion of Benton Township west of a line beginning at the intersection of the centerline of State Highway 148 and the North line of Benton Township, thence south along the highway centerline to the South line of Benton Township.
Precinct 2 Vote at the Bedford American Legion 301 Main St. Bedford, IA 50833
Bedford, Clayton, Gay, and Jefferson Townships; and that portion of Benton Township east of a line beginning at the intersection of the centerline of State Highway 148 and the North line of Benton Township, thence south along the highway centerline to the South line of Benton Township. Also, the City of Bedford and City of Blockton.
Precinct 3 Vote at Lenox Community Center 210 E. Dallas St. Lenox, IA 50851
Grant Township and the City of Clearfield within Taylor County; Platte Township; and that portion of Grove Township east of a line beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Oregon Avenue and the north line of Grove Township (and Taylor County), thence south along the centerline of Oregon Avenue to the South line of Grove Township. Also, the City of Lenox within Taylor County.
Precinct 4 Vote at Gravity Fire Station 405 Main St. Gravity, IA 50848
Holt, Marshall, and Washington Townships; and that portion of Grove Township west of a line beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Oregon Avenue and the north line of Grove Township (and Taylor County), thence south along the centerline of Oregon Avenue to the South line of Grove Township. Also, the cities of Gravity and Conway.
Precinct 5 Vote at New Market Community Center 512 Main St. New Market, IA 51646
Dallas, Mason, and Nodaway Townships. Also, the City of New Market
Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. For further information, please contact the County Auditor’s Office at telephone number (712) 523-2280 or email email@example.com.
Pre-registered voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a regular ballot. Voters who are not pre-registered – such as voters registering to vote on election day – and voters changing precincts must also provide proof of residence. A voter who is unable to provide an approved form of identification (or prove residence if required) 1) may have the voter’s identity/residence attested to by another registered voter in the precinct, 2) prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents, or 3) cast a provisional ballot and provide proof of identity/residence at the County Auditor’s office by 12:00 noon on November 10, 2022. Election Day Registrant attesters must provide an approved form of identification. For additional information about providing proof of identity and/or residence visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/voterid or call (712) 523-2280.
The automatic tabulating equipment to count the votes cast will be publicly tested in the Auditor’s Office at the Taylor County Courthouse, 405 Jefferson St. Suite 1. Bedford, Iowa on Wednesday, October 26, at 9:00 am. If you have any questions on the public test, please call 712-523-2280. A public audit of the election results will be November 10, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Office.
A Sample Ballot listing the candidates is shown below. Please note this is a copy of one rotation of the ballots. Any other rotations will be shown on the sample ballots posted in each precinct.
Ballots with Other Candidates
Voters in the following precincts will vote on the Supervisor races only in their District: Supervisors District 1- Candidates Ronald Fitzgerald, Jacque Lenhart, and Robert Lundquist. Supervisor District 2- Kim Watson. Supervisor District 3 – Candidate Jack Beggs
Voters who live outside the city limits will vote on one Township Trustees and one Township Clerk:
Township Trustee and Clerks
Trustee Dennis White
Clerk Jim Offenbacker
Clerk Melissa Strickland
Trustee Garry Dean Rankin
Clerk Patty Rankin
Trustee Steve Wright
Clerk Lee Haug
Trustee Steve Jennett
Clerk Chantelle Jennett
Trustee Doug England
Clerk Nickie Henderson
Trustee Shane Bennett
Clerk Sharon Dalton
Trustee Steve McMillin
Clerk Michelle McMillin
Clerk David Loutzenhiser
Trustee Paul W. Norton
Trustee to fill vacancy James Murphy
Trustee Brian Schaffer
Clerk Fredrick Berggren
Clerk Marygrace Davenport
Clerk Jolyn Jackson
Trustee Paul Ackley
Clerk Louis Els
Trustee Jesse Beemer
Clerk Cindy M. Coleman
I, Bethany Murphy, Taylor County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, do hereby certify that the above ballot is a true and correct copy of one of the official ballots to be voted upon in the General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Taylor County, Iowa