News Flash


Posted on: April 1, 2020


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The State of Iowa and County Auditors are encouraging voters to request an absentee ballot for the June 2nd Primary Election due to COVID-19.  Des Moines County voting precincts will be combined to fewer locations open on election day.  To view the precinct locations, click on the following link:

News Release regarding In-Person Absentee Voting & Restrictions


Election Day Polling Locations for 2020 June Primary  

Read this News Release from Secretary of State Paul Pate - the State will be mailing an absentee request form to every active registered voter in the State. Once an absentee request form is completed and returned to the County Auditor’s Office, an absentee ballot will be mailed.  Absentee ballots will be mailed starting April 23rd.  The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is May 22nd at 5:00 PM. In Person absentee voting begins May 4th and will continue until June 1st at the Courthouse, however this may be limited to curbside voting.  Watch for further details.  If you have any questions please call the Auditor’s Office at 319-753-8232.  

Click on the following link to see an example of the Vote Safe Iowa mailer encouraging registered voters to vote absentee at home to stay safe, practice social distancing, and help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Iowa Secretary of State - sample absentee mailer  

MAY 22nd DEADLINE:  Last Day to pre-register to vote for the primary election is 5:00 p.m.  This applies to registration in person (including registration at driver’s license stations or agencies) or by mail.  Voters may register online until 11:59 p.m.  If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, call the auditor’s Office at 319-753-8232 or complete a voter registration form and mail to Des Moines County Auditor, PO Box 784, Burlington, IA 52601       Voter Registration Form  

This is also the deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed.  The completed and signed request form must be delivered to the Auditor’s Office by 5:00 p.m.

Primary Election highlights:

Voters must designate which ballot they prefer to vote:  Democrat or Republican  (there are no "No Party or Independent" ballots). Anyone choosing a party different from how they are currently registered will have their voter registration officially changed to that political party.  After the election, a voter who changed their party affiliation for the Primary can submit a new voter registration form to change back to their prior party affiliation.   

Presidential candidates are NOT on this ballot.  The Presidential candidate was determined at the Party Caucus held on February 2nd.

Who is on this ballot:  US Senate, US Representative District 2, State Senator District 44, State Representative District 87 & 88, County Board of Supervisors, County Auditor, County Sheriff

List of Candidates by party 

Democratic Ballots by Precinct

Republican Ballots by Precinct

State Representative District 87 includes City of Burlington and City of West Burlington

State Representative District 88 includes City of Danville, City of Mediapolis, City of Middletown and the following Townships: Benton, Danville, Flint River, Franklin, Huron, Jackson, Pleasant Grove, Union, Washington and Yellow Spring

Absentee Ballot Request Form
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