Primary elections being held June 5; residents in Post/Franklin Townships and City of Postville vote at Turner Hall

Primary elections will be held throughout the state of Iowa next Tuesday, June 5. Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. In order to vote in the primary election, residents must be registered as either a Democrat, Libertarian or Republican. However, anyone wishing to change their party affiliation, may do so at the polls prior to casting their ballot.

All residents in Franklin and Post Townships and the City of Postville will be voting at Turner Hall.

Voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before they may receive and cast a ballot. Pre-registered voters who are unable to show approved identification, may sign an oath of identification for an election held in 2018. Voters who are not pre-registered or have changed precincts also may be required to provide proof of residence.

Any voter who cannot show identification may have their identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct who is able to provide proper identification.

However, beginning in January of 2019, all voters will be required to present an approved form of identification before casting a ballot.

Voters may vote absentee now through 4 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018. To request an absentee ballot by mail, use the official form available at the Allamakee County Auditor’s Office, www.allamakee.us/auditor. Completed forms should be mailed to : Allamakee County Commissioner of Elections, 110 Allamakee Street, Waukon, Iowa, 52172. The Auditor’s Office will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Among the candidates on the ballot are those running for United States Representative, District I, the seat which is currently held by Rod Blum; Governor State of Iowa, the office currently held by Kim Reynolds; Secretary of State; Auditor of State; Treasurer of State; Secretary of Agriculture; Attorney General; State of Iowa Representative District 56; County Board of Supervisors; County Treasurer; County Recorder and County Attorney.

Anyone having questions about the primary elections should contact  Denise Beyer at the Allamakee County Auditor’s Office in Waukon.