NO ONE TURNS OUT FOR NOT-SO-SPE­CIAL ELEC­TION IN IOWA

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

Ap­par­ently it was a not-so-spe­cial elec­tion in this tiny town: None of its 70 reg­is­tered vot­ers showed up to cast bal­lots.

Tues­day’s bal­lot asked two ques­tions: Should the term of the mayor be raised to four years from two, and should the terms of coun­cil mem­bers be raised to four years, stag­gered, from two years?

A Mitchell County deputy au­di­tor, Bar­bara Bald­win, told the Ma­son City Globe Gazette that the poll work­ers didn’t even vote. None of them live in McIntire.

McIntire, pop­u­la­tion 110, sits near the state line with Min­ne­sota, 137 miles north-north­east of Des Moines.

Bald­win says she’s seen low turnouts over her 28 years with the county au­di­tor, but, “This is def­i­nitely a first.”

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