Auditor’s Office offers clarification on some area voters receiving new Voter Registration Cards after Primary

The Allamakee County Auditor’s office would like to clarify an issue that impacted some local voters when importing vote credit for those who voted in the June 7 Primary Election.

Voters in Precinct 2 (French Creek, Jefferson, Ludlow, Makee and Union Prairie Townships) who voted at the Waukon Banquet Center in that June 7 Primary Election have since received two new Voter Registration cards addressed from the Allamakee County Auditor’s Office following the election. The first card was issued due to a clerical error - the wrong box was inadvertently checked in the State of Iowa voter registration system during the auditor’s import process to give voters credit for voting in the Primary.

The checked box changed a voter’s political party in error, which automatically produced a new voter registration card. Any change to a voter’s registration record produces a new card. When the error was discovered, the political party of all affected voters was changed back to the correct party, and a second card was more recently issued reflecting this correction.

The Allamakee County Auditor’s Office wants to assure area voters there was no error made at the polling place and this matter does not affect how ballots were counted at the polls. This was part of a post-election process in the Allamakee County Auditor’s office that gives voters credit within the State of Iowa voter registration system for voting at the Primary election.

Any questions regarding the processing of vote credit, as mentioned above, or anyone wanting to verify their registered political party is encouraged to call the Allamakee County Auditor’s Office at 563-568-3522.