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06/02/2020 Primary Election

Primary Election
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Polls Open:  7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The filing period for county level, partisan candidates runs March 2 through March 25

2020 Primary Election Calendar
Monday, February 3  First day to submit absentee requests - Absentee requests received prior to 120 days before election day shall be returned to the requestor
 Monday, March 2 County Candidate Filing Begins - First day for Democratic and Republican candidates for county offices to file nomination papers with county auditor
 Wednesday, March 25, at 5 p.m. Filing deadline (County) - Last day for Democratic and Republican candidates for county offices to file with the auditor
Thursday, April 16, at 5 p.m.  Satellite Absentee Voting Station Petitions Deadline - Due to COVID-19, voters will not be allowed to submit petitions requesting satellites.
Thursday, April 23  First day regular absentee ballots may be mailed (changed from May 4 due to COVID-19)
 Monday, May 4 First day absentee ballots may be voted in the county auditor's office; first day regular absentee ballots may be mailed
 Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. Last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed; Voter pre-registration deadline (after today, a person may register to vote at the auditor's office or satellite absentee voting station and vote an absentee ballot; process is same as for registering to vote on election day)
Monday, May 25  Memorial Day - County offices closed
 Saturday, May 30 County Auditor's Office 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. for absentee voting
 Monday, June 1 Last day to request and vote an absentee ballot in person at the county auditor's office
 Tuesday, June 2 Primary Election Day - Polls open 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.  Absentee ballots may be delivered to the county auditor until 9 p.m.
 Monday, June 8 County Canvass of votes

    Primary Election Candidate Information
    Signatures Needed for the Primary Election - County Offices

    Republican: 38

    Democrat: 21

    What is the Primary Election?

    The primary election is held for members of the political parties to nominate candidates for the general election.  Currently, there are only two political parties in Iowa: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.  Winners of the primary election will have their names automatically placed on the general election ballot.

    Candidates who have no party affiliation or are affiliated with a non-party political organization (NPPO) cannot appear on a primary election ballot.  These candidates must file during the general election filing period to have their names placed on the general election ballot.

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    County Courthouse 207 N. Main St. Leon, IA 50144
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