The Ottumwa Courier

Education

September 9, 2013

Head to the polls for school board election today

OTTUMWA — Residents of three area school districts will head to the polls today to fill open positions on their school boards.

Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. in the Ottumwa, Cardinal and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont school districts.

To vote in a school election, one must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old and a registered voter in the county where voting will take place. Voters must also reside in the school district where they are voting.

Polling locations for the Ottumwa Community School District:

Precinct 1: Penn Ave. Free Methodist Church, 820 E. Pennsylvania Ave.

Precinct 2: North Court Baptist Church, 1411 N. Court St.

Precinct 3: Great Prairie AEA, 2814 N. Court Road

Precinct 4: Westgate Towers, 910 W. Second St.

Precinct 5: Wapello County Courthouse, 101 W. Fourth St.

Precinct 6: South Oak Towers, 102 W. Finley Ave.

Precinct 7: Davis Street Christian Church, 202 S. Davis St.

Precinct 8: Ottumwa Baptist Temple, 238 W. Williams St.

Precinct 9: Bible Baptist Church, 944 W. Williams St.

Precinct 10: Camelot Towers, 827 Albia Road

All townships in the Ottumwa Community School District, except those voters living in Center Township who vote at Precincts 1, 3 and 7, will vote at First Pentecostal Assembly of God Church, 733 Church St.

In addition, school board elections are also taking place today in the Cardinal Community School District and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District.

Polling locations for Cardinal Community School District:

Agency Community Building, 102 W. Main St.: Dahlonega Township, Agency City and Agency Township

Batavia Senior Citizens Center, 1006 Third St.: Pleasant Township in Wapello County, Pt Polk Township, Locust Grove Township, Des Moines Township and Batavia in Jefferson County

Eldon Library Hall, 608 W. Elm St.: Keokuk Township, Washington Township and Eldon City in Wapello County, Village Township (including Selma) in Van Buren County and Salt Creek Township in Davis County.

Polling locations for Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont School District:

Blakesburg City Hall, 101 State St.: Director District #6 Center Township and Southwesterly Pt Polk Township in Wapello County; Director District #7 Adams Township, Blakesburg City and Southeasterly Pt Polk Township in Wapello County, Mantua Township and Urbana Township in Monroe County and Northwest Marion Township in Davis County

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