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Public Service Announcement from Worth County Auditor, Jacki Backhaus regarding Absentee Voting for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election

 
Posted on Sunday April 19, 2020
 
Public Service Announcement from Worth County Auditor, Jacki Backhaus regarding Absentee Voting for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election I am encouraging those wishing to vote in the June 2nd Primary Election to vote absentee by mail due to the recent concerns with COVID-19.
 
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is sending Absentee Request forms to all active registered voters in the State of Iowa for the Primary Election. These forms will be mailed out late April and will include a prepaid envelope for mailing to the Auditor’s office. You may also request an Absentee ballot in writing or by phone from my office. Our forms are available on the Worth County website at www.worthcounty.org. The first day we are authorized to mail absentee ballots will be Thursday, April 23, 2020. The last day Absentee requests to vote by mail must be received in the Auditor’s Office is May 22, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
Voters are reminded that for the Primary Election, they must choose either a Democrat or Republican ballot on the absentee request form in order to receive the correct ballot. A copy of our Ballots will be posted on our Worth County website.
If you are not registered to vote, you may go to the county website at www.worthcounty.org and print a voter registration form and mail it to: Worth County Auditor, 1000 Central Ave, Northwood, IA 50459. Deadline to pre-register to vote for the June Primary is May 22, 2020.
The State has notified counties that we will have a Primary Election on June 2nd which means we are still required to have Polling Places available for those wishing to vote on Election Day. A change in Iowa Code Section 49.11 allows Counties to combine precincts. This rule was put in place to assist with many Counties having Precinct Election Officials concerned about COVID-19 and not willing to work this Election. We currently have seven Polling Locations within our County and we will be combining ALL precincts to one precinct at the Kensett Community Center. We apologize for any inconveniences to the voters due to this combination and encourage you to vote absentee by mail.
We are still working out details for Absentee in person voting available starting May 4 due to the Courthouse being closed to the public. Once we have a plan or any other changes are made we will update you on the Worth County website @ www.worthcounty.org .
The Worth County Auditor’s Office phone number is 641-324-2316, if you have any questions or requests.
 
 
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