Upcoming Election

Election:  Special Election

Date: March 5, 2024


TUESDAY, March 5, 2024

Mills County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Ami Petersen, hereby gives notice that there will be a SPECIAL ELECTION in the Glenwood Community School District in Mills County on Tuesday March 5, 2024. Qualified electors of Mills County will vote at the polling places designated below for the purpose of voting on a Revenue Purpose Statement public measure.

The Polls will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM, as provided by law.


Voters are required to provide an approved form of photo ID at the polling place before receiving and casting a ballot. A voter who is unable to provide an approved form of ID (or prove residence if required) may:

  1. Have the voter’s identity / residence attested to by another registered voter in the precinct. Attesters must provide an approved form of photo ID in order to attest for the voter. 
  2. Cast a provisional ballot and provide a photo ID / proof of residency at the Auditor’s Office by 12:00 PM, Thursday, March 7, 2024

For additional information about providing proof of identity and/or residency visit: https://voterready.iowa.gov/ or call (712) 527-3146.


Voters must be registered to vote to participate in the Special Election. Registration may be done in the following ways.

  1. Voters may register in person in the Auditor’s Office. The deadline is 5:00 PM, Monday, February 19, 2024.
  2. Voters may mail in their registration to the Auditor’s Office. Voter registrations that are mailed must be received by or have been postmarked by February 19, 2024.
  3. Election Day Registration: Voters may register at your polling place on Election Day by presenting a current photo ID and proof of residency to the election officials. Contact the Auditor’s Office for a list of approved documents.


A ballot may be mailed to voters upon their request. Request can be made in writing (voters must include their name, ID #, address, date of birth, name and date of the election, voter signature, and signature date) or on an official Absentee Ballot Request form. Official forms may be obtained by contacting the Auditor’s office or on our website at https://www.millscountyiowa.gov/ . Absentee Ballot requests must be received by the Auditor’s Office no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Absentee ballots must be returned to the Auditor’s office no later than 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Postmark dates DO NOT count. 

Absentee ballots CANNOT be placed in the drop box outside the Courthouse.

Voters may check the status of their absentee ballot by contacting the Mills County Auditor’s Office or at: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/absentee/search

Absentee Ballot Request Form.


Absentee ballots will be available starting Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Mills County Auditor’s Office and may be voted in the office until 4:30 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024


Both the Unisyn Freedom Vote Scan voting system and ballot marking devices which will be use in the Special Election will be tested starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 22, 2024, and will continue Friday, February 23, 2024, at 10:00 AM, if necessary. The public test will be conducted at the Mills County Annex, in the basement.


Please note the changes in polling places below for the Special Election. The locations below are not the same for all voters as the locations used in the previous 2022 General Election.

Precinct 3 – Glenwood Ward 1

American Legion 104 N Vine St Glenwood, IA 51534

Precinct 4 – Glenwood Ward 2

Precinct 5 – Glenwood Ward 3

Precinct 2 – Glenwood Township

American Legion 104 N Vine St Glenwood, IA 51534

Precinct 8 – Center / Rawles Townships

Precinct 10 – Pacific Junction / Plattville / Lyons

Precinct 9 – Oak / St. Marys

St. John’s Lutheran Church 603 Main St Mineola, IA 51554

Precinct 11 – Silver City / Ingraham

Polling places are handicap accessible. Any voter who is physically unable to enter the polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. For further information, please contact the County Auditor’s Office.


In addition to the normal business hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday, the Mills County Auditor’s Office will have extended hours on the following days:

Monday, February 19*

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday, March 1

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


*Courthouse offices other than the Auditor’s will be closed on Monday February 19, 2024, in observation of Presidents Day.


Please contact the Mills County Auditor’s Office if you have questions regarding voter registration, absentee voting, polling locations, the public test, or other election related questions.

Ami Petersen, Mills County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections

Email: apetersen@millscountyiowa.gov

Katie Dodge, Election Assistant

Email: kdodge@millscountyiowa.gov

Mills County Courthouse

Phone: (712) 527-3146

418 Sharp Street Glenwood, IA 51534

Website: https://www.millscountyiowa.gov/


Sample Ballot