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Updated Polk County Service Modifications And Closures (04-01-2020)

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 23 2020 — To protect the health and safety of Polk County employees and the general public the following closures and service modifications will be effective beginning 8:00 am on March 18, 2020 until further notice.

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4/10/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

The Polk County Election Office. We are open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM - 5 PM. We are located at 120 2nd Avenue in Des Moines.

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10/25/2020

Bat House Building Workshop
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Bat House Building Workshop

Help out bats by building a bat house. Not only does this give them a safe place to live and breed, it also attracts bats to your neighborhood, helping to decrease mosquitoes. A naturalist will give a short presentation about bats before we begin construction.

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10/25/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

400 voters have voted today at the Election Office. There is a line to vote, which is common for weekend voting. Voters that do not want to wait in line, can fill out an absentee ballot request and give it to staff outside and we will mail them a ballot. Deadline is 5 pm

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10/24/2020

Election News
PRESIDENTIAL General Election

Presidential General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 SATELLITE VOTING LOCATION: POLK COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE (one block south of Court Avenue) 120 2nd Avenue, Suite A Des Moines, IA 50309

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10/25/2020

Bats - Creatures of the Night
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Bats - Creatures of the Night

Join us as we learn about one of the night's most misunderstood creatures, bats! We’ll discuss what type of an animal they are, how they fly, what they eat, and what types of bats live in Iowa.

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10/25/2020

COVID-19 Quick Stats
County Sheriff News
COVID-19 Quick Stats

As of 10-23-2020

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10/23/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

The Polk County Election Office is open today from 8 AM - 5 PM for in person early voting as well. Voting in the election office has been very popular this election cycle. The past two days saw over 1,050 voters per day. Please dress for weather as there could be lines today.

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10/24/2020

Volunteer Time Off - Seed Harvest
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Volunteer Time Off - Seed Harvest

Does your company offer Volunteer Paid Time Off (VTO)? Join us as we collect seed from plants ready to harvest from one of our county parks. Come and go between your allotted hours.

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10/30/2020

Veteran Affairs News
October 22, 2020

A Virtual Outreach Event

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10/21/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

The Polk County Election Office is open 8 - 5 today. 5 PM is also the deadline to get an absentee ballot request to our office if you would like a mailed ballot along with the pre-registration deadline. Iowa still has same day registration on election day.

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10/24/2020

Spiders
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Spiders

Spiders are some of the most commonly feared and misunderstood creatures in this world. Discover how spiders are actually fascinating animals, including their unique adaptations and the important role they play in ecosystems.

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10/30/2020

DERECHO DISASTER PROCLAMATION
County Recorder News
DERECHO DISASTER PROCLAMATION

The governor extended a disaster proclamation for counties impacted by the August 10th derecho until November 15th, 2020.

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10/21/2020

Jamie Fitzgerald
@Polkauditorfitz
Jamie Fitzgerald

You can vote in the Polk County Election Office Monday through Saturday between 8 AM - 5 PM. Final day to vote early is Nov 2nd. If you vote after Sat Oct 24, you will need to bring proof of residence as well as proof of identity. https://t.co/SuAjpFIMhg

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10/23/2020

Full Moon Halloween Hike
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Full Moon Halloween Hike

Explore the wonder and beauty of Jester Park at night under a full moon. Feel free to dress up in your Halloween costumes!

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10/31/2020

Real ID and Your Birth Certificate
County Recorder News
Real ID and Your Birth Certificate

Due to COVID-19, the deadline to get your REAL ID (gold star) has been extended to Oct. 1, 2021. Click here for more information.

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10/21/2020

Polk County Iowa
@PolkCounty_Iowa
Polk County Iowa

RT @iowasafeschools: Thank you to @PolkCounty_Iowa for your outstanding allyship and participation in this year's Spirit Awards gala for LG…

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10/22/2020

OWLS - Mammal Mania
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OWLS - Mammal Mania

OWLS is going virtual. Some can fly, dig, and swim, but we all have one thing in common, we’re all mammals, including us. We’ll discuss the characteristics that make mammals a unique class of animals and review the diverse selection of species living here in Iowa.

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11/3/2020