It’s Election Day, Voters Have Choices on Local Ballots
It has finally arrived: the 2016 General Election!Polls will be open Tuesday (Nov. 8) from 7am until 9pm.
The location of each polling place is listed on the State Audior's Website, or locally on the Fayette County Auditor Website.
In Oelwein, for Oelwein Ward 1, you may vote at the Oelwein Public Library. For Ward 2, it's the Oelwein Community Plaza. Ward 3 voters go to the Oelwein Legion Hall. And in Ward 4, the polling place is the Zion Lutheran Church.
On the ballot, there are 10 choices for President: Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton, Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party, Jill Stein with the Iowa Green Party, Dan Vacek who represents "Legal Marijuana Now", Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Lynn Kahn of the New Independent Party Iowa, Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, as well as Rocky De La Fuente and Evan McMullin, who did not list a party.
For the other Federal Offices: for U.S. Senator, there is a choice between incumbent Republican Charles Grassley, Democrat Patty Judge, Libertarian Party Charles Aldrich, New Independent Party Jim Hennager, and Michael Luick-Thrams.
There are just 2 choices for U.S. Representative for District 1, which covers 20 counties in Northeast Iowa; they are Incumbent Republican Rod Blum, and his challenger, Democrat Monica Vernon.
For State Offices: for Senate District 28, which covers northern Fayette, Allamakee, Clayton, and most of Winneshiek County, the candidates are Republican Michael Breitbach, Democrat Jan Heikes, and Libertarian Troy Hageman.
For Senate District 32 which includes Southern Fayette, Bremer, most of Buchanan and northern Black Hawk Counties, Incumbent Democrat Brian Schoenjahn is being challenged by Republican Craig Johnson.
For State Representative District 55, which is Northern Fayette, Western Clayton, and most of Winneshiek Counties, Republican Michael Bergan faces Democrat Pat Ritter.
In State Representative District 64, which is Southern Fayette and most of Buchanan Counties, Democratic incumbent Bruce Bearinger faces Republican Zach Schulz.
After making those choices, voters will have to turn the ballot over, to choose Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner, plus the County Agriculture Extension Council.
Voters will then be asked to vote on retaining judges for Iowa Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District Judge for District 1-B, District Associate Judge, and Associate Juvenile Judge.
Finally, on the Fayette County ballot, voters will be asked to decide on the passage of the public measure "Issue G", which is a loan agreement for general obligation bonds of up to $2.9 million for the construction of a new County Road Department Maintenance Facility, which will include a mechanic shop, welding bay, wash bay, and the associated utilities.
Again, polls will be open from 7am until 9pm Tuesday.
Be sure to exercise your right!