CHEROKEE, Iowa - Cherokee County Auditor Kris Glienke joins Secretary of State Paul Pate and auditors across Iowa in encouraging voters to cast absentee ballots by mail in the upcoming June 2 primary. The safest option during the COVID-19 pandemic is voting by mail.
Secretary Pate said Iowa is sending absentee ballot request forms to every active registered voter in the state. The forms should should have arrived in individuals mailboxes sometime between April 29th and May 1st.
As a registered voter if you plan to vote in the Primary Election its strongly encourage you to take advantage of the option to vote absentee by mail.
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 your county auditors office by 5 PM on Friday, May 22.
We want all eligible citizens to participate in our elections and casting a ballot by mail is the best method during this pandemic, Secretary Pate said. Absentee voting has security measures in place to ensure the integrity of the ballot.
For more information about the June 2 Primary Election, visit VoterReady.Iowa.gov