Primary Election

Polling Places and Hours

Sample Ballots: Democratic    Libertarian    Republican


Monday, March 5: County Candidate filing begins. Democratic, Libertarian and Republican candidates for County offices can begin filing nomination papers in the Auditor's office.

Candidate's Guide to Primary Elections

Affidavit of Candidacy

Nomination Petition

Wednesday, March 28: County Candidate filing deadline. Last day for Democratic, Libertarian and Republican candidates to file nomination papers in the Auditor's office by 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 7: Absentee Voting can begin at 8:00 AM in the Auditor’s Office and first day to mail out Absentee Ballots

Friday, May 25:

  • Deadline to request an Absentee ballot by mail. Absentee Ballot Request forms must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 PM, Friday, May 25th  in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed.
  • Voter Pre-Registration Deadline.
  • Auditor's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The deadline to pre-register to vote for the Primary election is 5 p.m. This applies to registration in person (including registration at driver’s license stations or agencies) or by mail. 

Exceptions: Mailed registration forms postmarked on or before Monday, May 21st, are considered on time even if they are received after 5 p.m. on May 25th. 

After May 25th, a person may register to vote at the auditor’s office or a satellite voting station and vote an absentee ballot. The process is the same as for registering to vote on election day. 

Monday, May 28: Memorial Day.  Office closed

Monday, June 4: Last day for early voting in the Auditor's office.  Auditor's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 5: Election Day. Polls open 7 a.m to 9 p.m.  Polling locations can be found here or you may call the Auditor's office at 319-352-0340 for assistance in locating your polling place.

**Each voter will be asked to provide identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a ballot. Voters who do not have the necessary ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity**