Just Inside 3 Weeks Until Primary Day

May 17, 2018

June 5 will be a very consequential day for candidates running for office in Iowa, as voters go to the polls to determine who they want to see as the nominees of their respective parties for the general election in the fall. Voters will choose candidates in the gubernatorial race and several legislative swing districts, which will help determine the course Iowa takes for the next few years.

Some of the key primaries to watch include the Democratic gubernatorial race, which would go to a special convention if no candidate receives 35% of the vote; the Democratic 1st and 3rd Congressional races; and the Republican Secretary of Agriculture race where five candidates are seeking the nomination.

IAvotes is ABI’s grassroots website with tools and information that employers and employees can use to learn more about candidates running for office and where they stand on the issues important to the business community. You can also check out voterreadyiowa.org, a website created by the Secretary of State’s office, that provides information to help you prepare to vote. Right now, you can vote early at your County Auditor’s office. You can also request an absentee ballot via mail until May 25. Make sure your voice is heard by voting in the June 5 primary.