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Johnson County clarifies where two precincts will vote in Tuesday's Iowa City Council primary

City Hall is shown in Iowa City on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)
City Hall is shown in Iowa City on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Adam Wesley/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — Two polling places for Tuesday’s Iowa City Council special primary election are wrong on the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office website, according to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.

According to Monday news release from Carrie Nierling, deputy auditor of elections in Johnson County, those two sites are listed on the state website are former polling locations.

Voters in Iowa City Precinct 13 will vote at the Prairie Hill Co-Housing common house at 140 Prairie Hill Lane, not at Hawks Ridge apartments.

Voters in Iowa City Precinct 18 will return to voting at Longfellow Elementary rather than at Kirkwood Avenue Church of Christ, the temporary location during last year’s construction at Longfellow.

All voters in both precincts were sent updated registration cards in August notifying them of the change, according to the news release.

The five candidates on the primary ballot are Ann Freerks, Ryan Hall, Christine Ralston, Bruce Teague and Brianna Wills.

The two top vote-getters in the primary will face off in an Oct. 2 special election to fill the at-large seat vacated by Kingsley Botchway II, who resigned after taking a job with Waterloo schools.

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The person elected will serve the remainder of Botchway’s term through 2021 and join the seven-member Iowa City Council.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A full list of polling places can be found on the Johnson County Auditor’s Office website, jcauditor.com.

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