CEDAR FALLS — The special election for an at-large city council seat has been rescheduled to July 7 by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate as the community deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The change was announced Friday afternoon by the Black Hawk County auditor's office.
The election to fill the seat vacated when Rob Green was elected Cedar Falls mayor was originally scheduled for March 24, and then moved to March 31 to accommodate increased early voting through absentee ballots.
As health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic continued to ramp up daily, Pate’s office kept in close contact with Black Hawk County Auditor Grant Veeder and his election staff. Pate’s office contacted Veeder Friday afternoon with the decision to move the election to July 7.
Absentee ballots already voted and those currently being requested and sent to voters will all be valid and will be counted on July 7.
In other election news, the sole voting location election has been moved to Peet Junior High School, 525 E. Seerley Blvd. There will be no voting at St. John Lutheran Church, as previously reported. No other polling locations will be used on election day. Voters are strongly encouraged to vote by mail. To get an absentee ballot go to https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html
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