2021 City/School Election

The 2021 City & School Election will be held November 2, 2021.

Polls will be open from 7:00am – 8:00pm.

Absentee Voting by mail begins October 13th.  Voting by mail will be available through October 18th.

Absentee Voting in the Auditor’s Office begins October 13th.  Voting in the Auditor’s Office will be available through November 1st.

Absentee Ballot Request

Polling Sites:

North Winneshiek School: Precinct 1: Hesper Twp, Highland Twp, and Pleasant Twp

First Lutheran Church – Decorah: Precinct 2: Frankville Twp, Glenwood Twp, Decorah Ward 3, and the part of Decorah Twp in Supervisors District 1.

Decorah City Hall: Precinct 3: Decorah Ward 1 and the part of Decorah Twp in Supervisor District 2.

Winneshiek County Courthouse: Precincts 4 & 11: Decorah Ward 2, and the part of Decorah Twp in Supervisor District 5.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Decorah: Precincts 5 & 6: Decorah Ward 4, Decorah Ward 5, Canoe Twp, and the part of Decorah Twp in Supervisor District 3.

Calmar Lutheran Church: Precinct 7: Calmar Twp and Springfield Twp, including the cities of Calmar and Spillville.

Ossian Community Center: Precinct 8: Military Twp and Bloomfield Twp, including the cities of Ossian and Castalia.

Ridgeway Community Center: Precinct 9: Bluffton Twp, Burr Oak Twp, Fremont Twp, Lincoln Twp, Madison Twp, and Orleans Twp, including the city of Ridgeway.

Fort Atkinson Community Center: Precinct 10: Jackson Twp, Sumner Twp, and Washington Twp, including the cities of Fort Atkinson and Jackson Junction.

Voters are reminded of changes in Election Law that now requires Proof of Identity to vote.

If you are registered to vote at your current address, please have one of the following forms of ID ready when you go to the polls:

– Iowa Driver’s License (or DOT issued Non-Driver ID Card)

– Passport

– Military or Veteran ID Card

– Voter ID Card (only issued to registered voters without a Drivers License or DOT ID)

If you are not registered to vote, or have moved since your last registration, you will need to provide proof of identification and proof of residency.  For a complete list of acceptable documents, contact the County Auditor at (563) 382-5085 or auditor@co.winneshiek.ia.us.  Or, visit  sos.iowa.gov for more information.

Sample Ballots:

Precinct 1: Hesper, Highland, and Pleasant Townships:
RURAL Decorah CSD

Precinct 2: Frankville, Glenwood, Decorah Ward 3, and the part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 1:
City Of Decorah Ward 3
RURAL South Winneshiek CSD
RURAL Postville CSD
RURAL Allamakee CSD
RURAL Decorah CSD

Precinct 3: Decorah Ward 1, and the part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 2:
City Of Decorah Ward 1
RURAL Decorah CSD

Precinct 4: Decorah Ward 2:
City Of Decorah Wards 2 & 4

Precinct 5: Canoe, Decorah Ward 4, and the part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 3:
City Of Decorah Wards 2 & 4
RURAL Decorah CSD

Precinct 6: Decorah Ward 5:
City Of Decorah Ward 5

Precinct 7: Calmar and Springfield Townships:
City Of Spillville
City Of Calmar
RURAL Decorah CSD
RURAL South Winneshiek CSD

Precinct 8: Military and Bloomfield Townships:
City Of Ossian
City Of Castalia
RURAL Postville CSD
RURAL South Winneshiek CSD

Precinct 9: Bluffton, Burr Oak, Fremont, Lincoln, Madison, and Orleans Townships:
City Of Ridgeway
RURAL Decorah CSD
RURAL Howard Winneshiek CSD
RURAL South Winneshiek CSD

Precinct 10: Jackson, Sumner, and Washington Townships:
City Of Fort Atkinson
City Of Jackson Junction
RURAL Howard Winneshiek CSD
RURAL South Winneshiek CSD
RURAL Turkey Valley CSD

Precinct 11: the part of Decorah Township in Supervisor District 5:
RURAL Decorah CSD