Mail-In Ballots

(Elkader, IA) -- Voting for this year’s Democratic and Republican primary elections begins in two weeks. You must register as a Republican or Democrat to participate to vote and you have to submit a written application for a mailed ballot. Clayton County Auditor Jennifer Garms says voters should send in their absentee ballot request form as soon as possible, because it “has to be received by your county auditor on May 23rd by Five p-m.” For those who’ve already requested a mail-in ballot, she says “your auditor can’t send it out to you until May 18th” -- which is also the first day of in-person early voting. Absentee ballots must be received by the county auditor by Eight p-m on primary election day June Seventh.