OTTUMWA — Seven candidates for Ottumwa City Council and four candidates for Eldon mayor will face off in primary elections on Tuesday.
Candidates for Ottumwa City Council are Keith Caviness, Matt Dalbey, David Gordy, Robert L. LaPoint, Bob Meyers, Belinda Smith-Cicarella and Skip Stevens.
In Eldon, mayoral candidates are David Bowen, Sean Coulter, Tommy Reaves and Shirley A. Stacey.
To vote in a city primary election, residents must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age and a registered voter in the county, residing in the city where the voting is taking place.
To register on Election Day, be prepared to show an ID that includes a current and valid photo ID with the expiration date and proof of residence in the precinct.
Acceptable forms of ID include an Iowa driver's license, Iowa non-driver ID, driver's license from another state, U.S. passport, U.S. military ID, ID from an employer or an Iowa high school or college student ID. Proof of residence if the photo ID doesn't include a current address includes a residential lease, property tax statement, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document. If you do not have a proper ID, a registered voter in the same precinct may attest for you.
Polling places in the cities of Ottumwa and Eldon are:
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 15, 2814 N. Court Road
Precinct 4: Westgate Towers, 910 W. Second St.
Precinct 5: Wapello County Courthouse, 101 W. Fourth St.
Precinct 6: Southoak Towers, 102 W. Finely 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
Eldon City: Eldon Library Hall, 608 W. Elm St.
Absentee ballots are available at the Wapello County Auditor's Office in the courthouse for voting in the Tuesday primary election. Voters in the cities of Ottumwa and Eldon who will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day may cast an absentee ballot. Voters may cast ballots at the auditor's office on the second floor of the courthouse through Monday. Anyone wishing to have the ballot mailed has until 5 p.m. Friday to have the written request to the auditor's office. Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight Monday or be hand-delivered to the auditor's office by the voter or the voter's designee before the polls close on Election Day. For more information, call the Wapello County Auditor's Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 641-683-0020.