ADEL — Dallas County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Julia Helm has announced absentee ballots for the Sept. 12, 2017 School Election will be available to be voted in the Dallas County Auditor’s Office on Aug. 21, 2017.

Absentee ballots may be cast in the Dallas County Auditor’s Office at 210 North 10th Street in Adel during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Monday, Sept. 11 2017.

Note: West Central Valley School District Vote Centers (Redfield, Dexter, Stuart, & Menlo) will be opening at noon on Sept. 12, so absentee balloting will be available from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Auditor’s Office at 210 N 10th Street, Adel.

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Forms are available at the Auditor’s Office, on the Dallas County Web site or on the Iowa Secretary of State’s Web site at Ballots returned through the mail must be postmarked by midnight the last working day prior to the election, (Sept. 11, 2017) or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor’s Office before the polls close (8 p.m.) on Election Day.

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017.