Special Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School Election

Special Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School Election

Absentee ballots will be available as of Monday, March 5, 2018, for those voters who plan to be absent for the upcoming Special Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School Election to be held on April 3, 2018.  A qualified voter may come to the Auditor’s Office in Primghar to personally cast his or her vote.  This may be done up through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018.  For absentee voting purposes, the Auditor’s Office will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A qualified voter may also request an absentee ballot in writing but it must be on an Iowa Official Absentee request form.  This form is available on the Iowa Secretary of State’s web page https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html. Each voter must use a separate form.

The deadline to request a ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018.

All ballots returned through the mail must be postmarked before Election Day.  For more information concerning absentee voting, call at the O’Brien County Auditor’s Office at (712)-957-3225.


Shall the Board of Directors of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District, in the Counties of O’Brien, Osceola, Dickinson and Clay, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $18,900,000 for the purpose of furnishing, equipping, constructing, improving, repairing and renovating school buildings, and improving the sites therefor at the school district’s existing school buildings in Sanborn and Hartley, to include:  an addition to and renovations of the existing Sanborn middle school campus, including new middle school classrooms, renovated art, music, and library areas, a competitive gym and site improvements; and an addition to and renovations of the Hartley high school campus to include a new elementary school addition, renovations and upgrades to the high school facilities to include new industrial technology areas, systems updates, new wrestling facilities, new parking areas, and other site improvements?