Scott County is trying to save money by cutting school board election costs. The Auditor's Office announced today voting times and staff will be reduced for Tuesday's election.
Operations Manager, Roland Caldwell, says the changes should save tax payers about 8-thousand-dollars in staff time.
Caldwell says Auditor Roxanna Moritz is confident in the changes because voter turn-out is usually low in school board elections.
He says voting hours will be cut in Davenport and North Scott, because the districts do not have contested races. Voting hours will now be from noon to 8 pm.
But, in Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley, where there are contested races, hours will remain the same, 7 am to 8 pm. However, the number of polling places has been cut. Bettendorf voters will cast their ballots at two locations, while voters in Pleasant Valley will only have one.
Bettendorf voters can cast ballots at either St. John Vianney Church or the Waterfront Convention Center. Voters in Pleasant Valley can cast ballots at the Pleasant Valley School Administration Office.
On Tuesday, residents can vote early at the Scott County Auditor's Office, from 8 am to 11 am.