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Absentee voting open through Monday on school ballot questions

Election Day is one week away, but if voters can't get to the polls Tuesday, they have time to cast absentee ballots for Austin's bond issue and school board races or Lyle's school levy renewal request.

Voters can visit the Mower County auditor-treasurer's office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to cast an absentee ballot.

The office will also be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, said Doug Groh, the auditor-treasurer. Voters may enter the Law Enforcement Center on Saturday on the west side, at 201 First St. S.E.

The final day of absentee voting is Monday. Ballots are available until 5 p.m. that day.

Voters will determine the fate of two tax questions and choose Austin School Board members.


In Austin , voters will decide on a $28.9 million bond issue to pay for an intermediate school and expansion and remodeling at Woodson Kindergarten Center. There are also six candidates seeking four spots on the school board.

In Lyle , voters are being asked to renew a levy measure of $840.01 per student. Officials say the measure amounts to just $104,000 for the operating budget of Lyle’s overall $2.2 million budget, but losing that amount would mean drastic cuts in the district.

On Election Day, Nov. 8, Austin's polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In Lyle, polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. with voting in the school media center.

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