What you need to know about voting on Election Day

Johnson County Auditor’s Office offers resources for area residents to learn more about voting and what to know for Election Day.

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What you need to know about voting on Election Day

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Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

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Whether people work a full day’s shift or have classes, there are many opportunities for people to cast their ballots.

Students who are not registered may show up to their polling locations today with IDs and proof of residency, using a school address, said Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert.

For the full list of acceptable documents and to locate your polling place, visit the Johnson County Auditor’s website.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Weipert said the Auditor’s Office will do everything possible to make sure lines are not long and voting is a smooth process for Johnson County residents.

The Iowa secretary of state’s website said that under some special circumstances, voters are entitled to up to three hours of paid time off from work to vote. If they do not have three-consecutive hours when they are not required to be at work when the polls are open, the employer is required to allocate time off.

Employees must have made a written request to their employer for time off to vote before election day, said the secretary of state’s website.

Iowa is one of a few states that allow employees time off to vote on Election Day, and one of an even smaller percentage of states that allow paid time off.

“I encourage the student population to get out and vote today,” Weipert said. “It is important for your voice to be heard.”