Auditor rules Woodbury County Supervisor Taylor’s voter registration canceled

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The voting registration of Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor was canceled Friday morning.

Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill made the announcement after a hearing was held Thursday.

The issue came up after Maria Rundquist submitted a Voter Registration Challenge at the end of December, saying Taylor didn’t live at his residence on Grandview Boulevard in Sioux City. A hearing was then held Thursday, Jan. 23, where many residents presented arguments and evidence against Taylor.

Taylor bought a second property on May 8, 2019, on Christy Road in Sioux City. Taylor said he spent his time living at the Grandview Boulevard address. During the Thursday hearing, Taylor said he was deployed to Romania and the month after that, he had to stay at the Christy Road residence to take care of his kids in his wife’s absence.

The board reviewed evidence from residents and from Taylor, including bills sent to his Grandview residence and letters supporting him. The board said Taylor told his lender his residence was the one on Christy Road.

The board said while the documentation Taylor provided shows organizations and businesses have his Grandview Boulevard address on file, it doesn’t necessarily indicate he was actually living there.

A second hearing for Taylor will determine whether his position as Woodbury County Supervisor for District 2 is legitimate because of the residency issue. That hearing is scheduled to take place Monday at 10 a.m.

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