Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman has issued information with regard to the June 7th Primary Election. He reminds you the Primary Election is the electoral process used to choose who will run as EACH party’s (Republican or Democratic) candidate for a given office to be voted upon in the General Election, in November. A voter must choose and may vote only one party’s ballot (Republican or Democratic). The offices of President and Vice President are not on the Iowa Primary Election ballots.
The 2016 Primary Election will be Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. If a person chooses to vote prior to June 7, that person may request and vote a ballot prior to election day (called Absentee Voting). A signed absentee ballot request form may be mailed or delivered to the county auditor and an absentee ballot will be mailed to the prospective voter. Or an absentee ballot may be requested in person at the office of the County Auditor and voted at the auditor’s office immediately on any day the office is open up through the day before election day. Ballots may not be picked up and taken to a voter. Absentee ballots must either be mailed to the requestor or the requester may personally appear at the auditor’s office and vote the ballot there.
IF VOTING BY MAIL: A written request on the State required form may be mailed or hand delivered to the County Auditor’s office. Deadline to request that an absentee ballot be mailed is June 3, 2016 at 5 p.m. (Absentee request forms are available at the auditor’s office and on the Secretary of State’s web site: sos.iowa.gov). A ballot along with instructions on how to complete the ballot and a return postage paid envelope will be mailed to the requester.
For the ballot to be counted, the voted ballot sealed in the return envelope must be returned either by personal carrier to the office of County Auditor before the close of polls on election day or returned by mail postmarked no later than the day before the election. EVERY ABSENTEE BALLOT MUST BE RETURNED even if the voter chose not to vote it.
IF VOTING AT THE COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICE: Beginning Thursday, April 28th, the absentee voter may go to the CASS COUNTY COURTHOUSE during the regular office hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, up through the day before the election and cast a ballot. In addition to regular office hours, the office of Cass County Auditor will be open Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
A list of the County candidates for office along with State & Federal candidates, can be found on the pdf links below:
Cass County Candidates 2016
District #1: Pymosa Township, Brighton Township, Marne, Washington Township, Grove Township (not including that part of Grove Township within the Atlantic city limits), and Atlantic First Ward.
District #4: Cass Township, Lewis, Bear Grove Township, Pleasant Township, Griswold, Noble Township, Edna Township, and Victoria Township.
District #5: Benton Township, Grant Township, Anita, Lincoln Township, Massena Township, Massena, Union Township, Cumberland, Franklin Township and Wiota.