Polk County Clerk Terri Harrison relaeased the following information today concerning the upcoming General Election.
County Clerks and Election Commissioners across the State, as well as State Officials, are working diligently to make sure that the General Election goes smoothly and that we are taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of voters and election workers.
With the exception of a few changes to meet safety and sanitation guidelines, we anticipate that elections will carry on pretty much as usual in Polk County. Early voting will begin on October 19th and vote centers will be open on Election Day. We will be taking extra measures to keep everything sanitized.
Voters and election workers will be asked to honor the 6-foot social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid19. Hand sanitizer, face masks, and other protective equipment will also be available at each vote center.
Absentee voting will still be available for those voters that are unavoidably absent, or their health prevents them from being able to vote in person. Anyone needing to vote absentee should contact the County Clerk’s Office as soon as possible so that we can send you the absentee application.
As a voter there are a few things you can do to help out. If you have recently moved or had a name change, please contact the County Clerk’s Office as soon as possible to update your information on voter registration records.
If you have any questions about your voter registration or voting in Polk County, please call the County Clerk’s Office at 479-394-8123.