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Petition turned in, equipment purchase approved for special election

Members of Concerned Citizens of Linn County ask for signatures for a petition to force a...
Members of Concerned Citizens of Linn County ask for signatures for a petition to force a special county vote August 1st. The election would let voters choose how a new, smaller board of supervisors would run for office.(KCRG)
Published: Jun. 1, 2017 at 6:44 PM CDT
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A petition drive is forcing Linn County to hold a special election to determine the new districts for electing county supervisors.

The group, "Concerned Citizens of Linn County," collected more than 12,000 signatures and turned them in Thursday.

The supervisors will call for that special election to be on August 1.

On Wednesday, the Linn County supervisors approved buying 50 computers, 90 printers, and something called a balotar. This helps print the right ballot at each of the voting precincts. This equipment is part of the electronic poll book system Secretary of State Paul Pate wants to be used in all of Iowa's 99 counties.