Voting technically begins Monday. 

Marshall County residents will be able to submit in-person absentee voting at the old fire station located at 107 S. First Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The ballots cast will not be counted until Nov. 3. 

“We count the absentee votes on election day,” Marshall County Auditor Nan Benson said.

For all intents and purposes early voting begins on Oct. 5. Along with in-person absentee voting, at least 6,320 absentee ballots will be sent out to voters who requested them. 

The 2020 general election could see the highest turnout because of absentee voting. This year’s primary already set records on turnout and absentee voting.

Those ballots are being sent to people who filled out absentee ballot requests, which have been sent to every registered voter in Iowa by Secretary of State Paul Pate’s office. 

If someone is voting in-person they still need to show identification. 

“They need to bring an ID proving they are who they say they are. It does not need to have their correct address, just an ID showing who they are,”Benson said. 

Same day registration is still offered, so people can come in to vote early and register at the same time. 

Benson suggests people arrive between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to avoid crowds.

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