Elections & Politics
More than half of Mason voters used absentee option
At 5 a.m. on Election Day Sarah Jarvis, Mason City clerk, arrived to prepare her poll workers for voters’ arrival. “We probably had about 60 people here this morning just waiting to vote and then it just has not stopped all day long.” Before voters arrived on election morning, the city was already in possession of a mass of absentee ballots.
At 11:12 a.m. Jarvis said, “Right now we have more absentee ballots than we have in-person voters … we had started out the morning with about 1,900 absentee ballots and we’ve been having them come in steady all day.”