The absentee voting period for mailed ballots in Iowa’s June primary began Thursday, April 23rd. Secretary of State Paul Pate and county auditors across the state are encouraging Iowans to vote from home during the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
Secretary Pate is sending absentee ballot request forms to every active registered voter in the state. The form should arrive in Iowans’ mailboxes next week and will include pre-paid postage for returning it to their county auditor’s office.
Secretary Pate Said “Absentee voting from home is safe and secure, and this is the best way to participate in the June primary election,“We have measures in place to ensure the integrity of the ballot while maintaining social distancing. I encourage all eligible Iowans who want to vote in the primary to use the absentee method.”
Once voters receive their absentee ballot request form in the mail, they should fill out and mail it promptly. Iowans can also download the request form directly from the Iowa Secretary of State website, VoterReady.Iowa.gov. Requests must be received by the county auditor’s office by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22.
For more information about the June 2 primary, visit VoterReady.Iowa.gov.