SPECIAL ELECTIONS: Three Counties Head To Polls

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It is decision day for voters in two Iowa counties on Tuesday.

In Greene County, residents will decide on a gambling referendum in a special election.

The referendum needs a simple majority to pass.

If approved, a proposed casino will be built in Jefferson.  Supporters say it would create 250 new jobs.

It would also need the approval of the state racing and gaming commission.

Voters in Dallas County will also decide on a $16.8-million bond referendum Tuesday.

If the referendum passes, the money will be used to build a new jail and public administration building.

The measure needs 60% approval to pass, and if it does, construction would begin before the end of the year.

In Indianola, voters will decide whether to change their form of government.

The city currently has an elected mayor and council.

Voters are being asked to consider switching to a system where only council members are elected and the council selects a mayor.

We’ll be following all three votes Tuesday.

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