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Election Resources for Students

Simpson's student-led voter engagement team at the Culver Public Policy Center has created this page to update students about voting and elections.

If students have any questions or concerns about voting, call the Iowa Voter Hotline at 1-888-SOS- VOTE.

Tuesday, August 29, marks not only the first day of classes of the fall semester but also the date of the Special Election for Warren County Auditor. In Iowa, county auditors perform a range of important governmental functions, serving as commissioner of elections and registrar of voters, county financial officer, clerk to the board of supervisors, county tax accountant, and manager of county budgets. For more information on the role of county auditors in Iowa, visit the Iowa State Association of County Auditors website.

Two candidates are running in this special election to serve through 2024 to complete the remainder of the term of former Warren County Auditor Traci VanderLinden, who announced her retirement in May. Profiles of both candidates are available on the website of the Indianola Independent-Advocate online newspaper:

Kimberly Sheets candidate profile
David Whipple candidate profile