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Absentee voting period begins in Iowa

Spool of voting stickers. -Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

The absentee voting period for the June 7 primary election is now underway. Iowans can vote in-person at their county auditor’s office from May 18 through June 6. May 18 was also the first day county auditors could mail absentee ballots to voters that requested one.

“It’s important to have a voting plan, whether you plan to vote absentee by mail, in person at the county auditor’s office, or at the polls on Election Day,” Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said. “I encourage all eligible Iowans to make their voices heard by voting.”

Iowans who want to vote in person at their county auditor’s office should check available office hours first. To contact Tama County Auditor Laura Kopsa, call 641-484-2740.

Iowans who wish to vote by mail must have their request received by their county auditor by Monday, May 23 at 5:00 p.m. Mailed absentee ballots must be received by your county auditor by Tuesday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. that day. For more information visit VoterReady.Iowa.gov.

The Friday, June 3 edition of the North Tama Telegraph will feature candidate questionnaires for the following Republican primaries: Tama County District 1 Supervisor, Iowa House District 53, and Iowa House District 76. None of the local Democratic primaries are contested this election cycle.