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IOWA COUNTY SUPERVISOR ELECTION REFORM PROPOSED

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WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISORS HAVE TO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT THEY REPRESENT, BUT VOTERS IN ALL FIVE COUNTY DISTRICTS VOTE ON EVERY SUPERVISORS RACE.

THAT MEANS A SUPERVISOR COULD LOSE IN THE DISTRICT THEY LIVE IN, BUT STILL GET ELECTED TO OFFICE WITH THE OTHER FOUR DISTRICTS VOTING FOR HIM OR HER.

WOODBURY COUNTY RESIDENT BRIAN MILLER SAYS THAT’S HAPPENED A FEW TIMES HERE IN RECENT YEARS:

SUPV1 OC……..LOOK AT IT. :24

WOODBURY USES THE 2ND OF THREE SUPERVISOR ELECTION PLANS ALLOWED IN IOWA TO ELECT THE COUNTY OFFICIALS.

FIFTEEN OTHER COUNTIES USE THAT PLAN, WITH THE REST OF THE STATE USING TWO OTHER OPTIONS TO ELECT THEIR SUPERVISORS.

COUNTY AUDITOR PAT GILL SAYS THERE’S NOT MUCH TIME THIS YEAR TO MOUNT AN EFFORT TO CHANGE THE ELECTION METHOD IN ANY COUNTY ON THE BALLOT:

SUPV3 OC…….ON THE BALLOT. ;27

A BILL TO REQUIRE COUNTIES WITH POPULATIONS OVER 60,000 TO USE PLAN THREE, WHICH REQUIRES SUPERVISORS TO BE ELECTED ONLY FROM THEIR DISTRICTS BASED ON EQUAL POPULATION, FAILED TO MAKE IT OUT OF COMMITTEE AT THE STATEHOUSE FUNNEL DEADLINE.

33 COUNTIES IN IOWA CURRENTLY USE THAT PLAN WHILE THE MAJORITY OF COUNTIES USE AN AT LARGE SYSTEM.