DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The Scott County Auditor's office is prepared for Tuesday's municipal and school election. This is the first time both elections are combined in the state of Iowa.
The Election Auditor's office has been busy preparing for the election and with the recount in the Davenport Mayoral primary, the office was put on an even greater time crunch.
We were waiting for the recount, because we didn't know who the top of the ticket was, so a very short amount of time for people to get their absentees back in. Because absentees went out a little later than normal. Waiting to put that person's name on there. Then of course we have to do all of the equipment again. We have to go out and test it again," Roxanna Moritz, the Scott County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, said.
Moritz said Iowa combined Municipal and School Board Elections for two reasons: saving taxpayers money and voter turnout. Before the change, the two elections were held at different times.
"It might help boost some of those people that might not vote in the school board election. And maybe because it's a municipal and they're coming out to vote in a mayoral race, maybe they'll continue to vote down ballot and vote for their school board members as well," Moritz said.
To find out where your precinct is located, you can download the Where You Vote app or go to your county's Election Auditor's website.
The polls are open on Nov. 5 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.