Auditor encourages Absentee Voting for the Primary Election

March 28, 2020

Cedar County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Cari Dauber is encouraging those wishing to vote in the June 2nd Primary Election to vote absentee by mail due to the recent concerns with coronavirus and COVID-19.

“I am encouraging our voters to cast ballots by mail to help reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19,” Dauber said. “We are making this push for the safety of our voters and election precinct workers.”

Secretary of State Paul Pate has extended the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June Primary. This action means the absentee voting period for mailing ballots in the June Primary Election will begin on April 23, 2020. Cedar County residents can request an absentee ballot form now from the Auditor’s Office.

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Request forms are available on the Cedar County Election web site at https://www.cedarcountyelections.org.  Absentee ballot requests may also be obtained by calling the Cedar County Auditor’s Office and requesting one to be mailed. Please call the Auditor’s Office at 563-886-3168. 

Voters are reminded that for the Primary Election they must choose a political party on the request form in order to receive the correct ballot. Absentee voters are also reminded they will need to provide a personal identification number (PIN) when voting absentee either in person or by mail. That PIN will most likely be your Iowa driver’s license number or your Iowa non-operator’s ID number. If a voter does not have either of those, the voter should have been sent a PIN from the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office. 

For more information about absentee voting or the 2020 Primary Election please contact the Cedar County Auditor Cari Dauber.

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