Primary election in 12 days

May 26, 2016

Iowa’s primary election for U.S. Senate and House as well as state senate and house races will take place Tuesday, June 7th. Absentee voting is already underway. As we enter into election season, here are five tips to help you prepare:

  1. Make sure your voter registration is up to date. Did you move since the last election? Would you like to change your party affiliation? Iowans are now able to register to vote online. The information you need can be found here.
  2. Vote early. If you will be out of town for business on primary election day or want to avoid the lines you can vote early in person or request an absentee ballot. Click here for the official absentee ballot request form. For more information about other ways to vote absentee, click here.
  3. Know when to vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. to give voters plenty of time to vote no matter what shift they work.
  4. Know where to vote. If you aren’t sure your polling location you can find your polling location here.
  5. Know who is on the ballot. There are several congressional and state candidates depending on your location in the state who are vying for their respective party’s nomination. Check out the “Election 2016” section of or click here to enter your address and find your candidates!

Share this information with your colleagues and friends so they remember to get out and vote on Tuesday, June 7th!