Winneshiek County Auditor Ben Steines has announced ballots for the Dec. 8 Special Election for the Decorah Ward 5 vacancy are now available.

"We will begin absentee voting in the Auditor’s Office in person and through the mail immediately," Steines said.

Ballots requests for mailed ballots must be submitted no later than Nov. 25.  In-person absentee voting will be available in the Auditor’s Office through Monday, Dec. 7, during normal business hours.