WANT TO KNOW WHERE TO VOTE?

Just find your ward on the attached map and match it to the polling locations listed below by ward.

Locations are open 7am until 8pm

Keokuk Ward 1 – South Lee County Courthouse, 25 N. 7th St.
Keokuk Ward 2 – Heritage Center, 508 Main St.
Keokuk Ward 3 – Keokuk Art Center, 210 N. Fifth St.
Keokuk Ward 4 – Evangelical Free Church, 2315 S. 7th St.
Keokuk Ward 5 – Learning Center, 500 N. 20th St.
Keokuk Ward 6 – First Christian Church, 3476 Main St.
Keokuk Ward 7 – Keokuk Nazarene Church, 3119 Plank Road.

2017 Halloween First Stop

The Keokuk Police Department, through its Little Red Basket program, put on the annual Halloween First Stop at the River City Mall on October 31, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Funds from the Little Red Basket provided approximately $4,500.00 towards the purchase of candy.  Wal-Mart in Keokuk provided an additional $500.00 worth of candy; which brought the total dollar amount of candy handed out in 2016 to $5,000.

During First Stop, employees of the Keokuk Police Department, their families, and students from Konnections at the Keokuk High School, handed out candy to children from Keokuk and the surrounding area.

Special thanks to Officer Brad Johnson for organizing the event and to the students from Konnections for volunteering their time to help out.

Election Information for 2017

Nomination petitions and candidate affidavits are available at the Keokuk City Clerk’s office, 415 Blondeau Street.

Offices and terms for the November 7, 2017 election are as follows:

Mayor is two years and the following positions are four years: Councilperson at Large, First Ward, Third Ward, Fifth Ward and Seventh Ward.

The earliest date for filing petitions is Monday, August 28, 2017.

The latest date for filing petitions is Thursday, September 21, 2017 before 5:00 p.m. at the City Clerk’s office.

A candidate must be an eligible elector in the city and city ward (if any) at the time of filing nomination papers and at the time of the election.

An eligible elector meets all requirements to register to vote but does not have to be registered to vote.  An eligible elector must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Iowa, and
  • Be at least 18 years old.

A candidate for one of the Ward seats must live in the ward they intend to represent.

To be on the City Election ballot, a Mayoral candidate must have a minimum of 31 signatures on the nomination petition (recommend 100); Councilperson at Large must have a minimum of 37 signatures (recommend 75); Wards 1, 3, 5 and 7 must have a minimum of 10 signatures (recommend 25).  These figures are equal to two percent (2%) of the number of voters who voted for the respective offices in 2013 and 2015 with a minimum number of signatures being 10.  It is recommended that candidates obtain more than the required number of signatures.  This will help guard against invalid signatures causing a petition to have less than the required minimum.

To sign a candidate’s petition, a person must be eligible to register to vote; although not necessarily registered.  A person must be at least 18 years of age and live in the City if the candidate is running for Mayor or At Large.  To sign the petition of a ward candidate, a person must live in the ward that the candidate intends to represent.

A person may sign nomination petitions for candidates running for different positions.  A person may sign nomination petitions for more than one candidate for the same office, and the signature is not invalid solely because the person signed nomination petitions for one or more other candidates for that office.

FIREWORKS RECALL

1. Recall Date: June 27, 2017
Recall Number: 17-181
Fireworks Recalled By American Promotional Events Due to Burn and Injury Hazards:
Recall Summary
Name of Product: TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks
Hazard: The fireworks can explode unexpectedly after being lit, posing burn and injury hazards to consumers.
Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact America Promotional Events for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: American Promotional Events at 800-243-1189 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday; email at info@tntfireworks.com or online at www.tntfireworks.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Fireworks-Recalled-By-American-Promotional-Events

Recall Details
Units: 36,100
Description:
This recall involves TNT Red, White, & Blue Smoke fireworks. The recalled fireworks are pyrotechnic devices that make smoke when lit. They were sold in a bag containing three canisters: one red, one blue and one white. Each colored smoke firework is a cardboard cylinder tube that measures about 1 inch in diameter and 5 inches long. The TNT logo, “Red, White & Blue Smoke” and UPC number 027736036561 appear on the packaging.
Incidents/Injuries:
American Promotional Events has received three incident reports, resulting in three people suffering burn injuries. No property damage has been reported.
Sold at: Albertsons, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers in Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin from May 2017 through June 2017 about $5.
Manufactured In:
China
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Media Contact
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Build a Better World Reading Program

Sergeant Parrish, with the Keokuk Police Department, speaks with a group of children in the Keokuk Public Library Round Room on Wednesday, June 21st. The children are part of the summer reading program, “Build a Better World”. Sergeant Parrish touched on topics of safety with the children and fielded questions from the 60 in attendance on what it is like being a police officer. Photo provided by Hank Hustus.