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June 2nd Primary: Information for Safe In-Person Voting

May 28, 2020 at 1:40 PM

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PRIMARY ELECTION JUNE 2ND: WHERE TO VOTE IN-PERSON 

 

While many Iowans have requested their absentee ballot to vote by mail, the polls will still be open on June 2nd for in-person polling. For Johnson County,  most of the regular precincts will be open on election day, June 2nd, from 7am to 9pm, with some precincts combining. Please view this list of polling places as well as sample ballots for your precinct location. 

While in-person voting poses a higher risk than voting by mail, there are still safety precautions that can be taken to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 while exercising the right to vote. 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR IN-PERSON VOTING: 

 

  • Vote early if possible. Johnson County allows in-person absentee voting at the auditor’s office from 7:45am to 5:30pm until Monday, June 1st. 

  • Do not vote with a large group of people, try and stagger voting among friend and family groups. 

  • Ensure proper sanitation is being practiced. Wash hands before and after entering polling locations for at least 20 seconds with warm and soapy water. 

  • Wear a face mask or shield, if physically able. 

  • Do not enter the polling location if you have a fever, respiratory condition, or you believe you are sick.

  • Practice social distancing and leave at least 6 feet of space between you and the next person. 

  • Limit non-essential voters. Do not bring children, grandchildren, etc. to the polls with you. 

  • While it is the Iowa-nice protocol to greet neighbors and poll workers with friendly handshakes, do not engage in physical contact with others at the polling site. Waving, namaste, or a simple “hello” will suffice. 

  • Re-visit the Iowa Voter Ready website for information on required documents to bring for fast and efficient voting. 

 

WHO IS ON THE BALLOT? 

 

The Johnson County Auditor has developed sample ballots for each precinct location, both Democratic and Republican parties. Candidates that represent the given precinct will be on the sample ballots.