Today, June 1st, is postmark deadline for absentee ballots


June 1st, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Thousands of Iowans must get their absentee ballot mailed today (Monday) — or vote in person tomorrow (Tuesday). Today (Monday) is the postmark deadline for the absentee ballots in tomorrow’s (Tuesday) Primary Election. Due to the pandemic, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate sent an absentee ballot request form to every voter — and early voting in the Democratic and Republican Party primaries will set a record.

“People have listened and they heard. They got the message: ‘Let’s vote safe. Let’s vote from home right now,'” Pate says. “For those who still want that choice of still coming into the polling locations, they’ll be there to accommodate them. I will say to them: ‘Let’s be patient, though, and remember: it may take a little more than five minutes to get your voting done.'”

More than 486-thousand absentee ballots were requested for tomorrow’s (Tuesday’s) primary. By Friday, 69 percent of those ballots had been received in a county auditor’s office. The Cass County Auditor’s Office said Saturday, that they had over 400 ballots that have still not been returned. They urged registered county voters to mail those ballots back today, to ensure they are received on time, and that your voice is heard!