Labor 2020

Early Voting officially begins today! All Iowans received Absentee Ballot Request forms in the mail--check the status of your ballot here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/absentee/search
 
If you haven't received an Absentee Ballot Request form, apply here and mail back to your County Auditor: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/absenteeballotapp.pdf

VOTING BY MAIL IN THE JUNE 2ND PRIMARY ELECTION

Sisters and brothers, voting by mail is the best way to have your voice heard in the June 2nd Primary Election. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, election officials across the state are encouraging Iowans to vote from home to ensure the health and safety of both voters and poll workers.

HOW DO I VOTE BY MAIL?

The Secretary of State’s office has mailed every registered Iowa voter an absentee ballot request form. If you have not received a request form, you can download one on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website. Regardless, your completed absentee ballot request form must arrive at your County Auditor’s office no later than 5:00 pm on May 22nd. County Auditors began mailing Primary Election Ballots on April 23rd.

Once you receive your ballot, be sure to vote for union-endorsed candidates like Theresa Greenfield in the U.S. Senate Primary. For a comprehensive list of Iowa AFL-CIO endorsed candidates, check page ______. Your ballot must arrive at your County Auditor’s office by no later than 9:00 pm on Election Day, June 2nd, so it’s best to mail it back as soon as possible.

WHAT IF I’M NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE?

No worries! You can still register to vote and participate in the June 2nd Primary Election. You can download a Voter Registration form on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website or register on their online form. The “Worry Free Postmark Date” for mailing your completed registration form is Monday, May 18th. Like your absentee ballot request form, it must arrive at your County Auditor’s office by 5:00 pm on May 22nd. To vote by mail, include a completed absentee ballot request form along with your completed voter registration form.

DO I HAVE TO PICK A POLITICAL PARTY?

Yes. Primary elections are closed to members of individual political parties, so when you request your absentee ballot, you will need to choose a party. Your voter registration will be updated to whichever party you choose to receive a ballot for.

 

IMPORTANT PRIMARY ELECTION DATES:

 

Thursday, April 23rd – First Day of Absentee Voting by mail for the Primary Election

Monday, May 18th – Worry Free Postmark Date for Voter Registration Forms

Friday, May 22nd – Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot by mail;

Pre-registration Deadline for the Primary Election

Tuesday, June 2nd – Primary Election Day

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?

Please feel free to reach out to Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Political Director, Julianne Frosolone, at [email protected]org with any questions.