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2019 Election News: Combined City/School Elections set for Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Posted on Wednesday February 20, 2019
Every Decatur County voter, regardless of the school district in which s/he resides, will now cast a ballot for school board members at his/her General Election polling place.

The law for combining school and city elections goes into effect on July 1, 2019.  The 2019 City/School Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5.  The new law removed the option to open the polls at Noon and now requires all polls for the city/school election to be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. 


With this change in the law, school elections now stop at county lines, which means every Decatur County voter, regardless of the school district in which s/he resides, will now cast a ballot for school board members at the Decatur County polling place listed below (your General Election polling place).    

If you live in:

Your polling location is:

Bloomington Township

Fayette Township

City of Lamoni


Lamoni Community Center

Burrell Township

Hamilton Township

Morgan Township

New Buda Township

City of Davis City

City of Pleasanton



Davis City Community Center


Center Township

Eden Township

City of Leon


Leon Community Center

Decatur Township

City of Decatur

Barnum Community Center (Decatur)

Garden Grove Township

High Point Township

Woodland Township

City of Garden Grove

City of LeRoy



Garden Grove City Hall

Grand River Township

Richland Township

City of Grand River


Grand River Community Center

Franklin Township

Long Creek Township

City of Van Wert

City of Weldon


Van Wert Community Center


The filing officer for school board candidates/public measures is the School Secretary.  The County Auditor remains the filing officer for city council candidates/public measures.  A person can file to be on the ballot for a city office and school board office at the same election.

The ballot will include the voter’s city races/public measures, if applicable, then school races/public measures, followed by community college races/public measures.

For each race, the order of candidate names will be determined by lot on the second business day following the candidate filing deadline; there will be no rotation of candidate names.

For additional information about the upcoming combined city/school election, please click here or contact the Decatur County Auditor’s Office at 641/446-4323 or via e-mail at

Decatur County Iowa
County Courthouse 207 N. Main St. Leon, IA 50144
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