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N E W S R E L E A S E
April 24, 2014
ABSENTEE BALLOTS READY FOR JUNE 3RD PRIMARY
ABSENTEE BALLOTS are now available at the Black Hawk County Election Office for the Primary Election, June 3rd.
The primary election is held for the members of political parties to nominate candidates for the November general election. In Iowa, participating voters must declare a party preference Democratic or Republican, before receiving a ballot. Independent voters or no party voters may declare a party preference and vote in the primary election.
To receive an absentee ballot by mail, voters must submit an Official Absentee Ballot Request Form which can be found at: www.sos.state.ia.us and www.co.black-hawk.ia.us or from the county Election Office (319-833-3007).
It is possible to fax (319-833-3119) an Absentee Ballot Request form; however, the original document must be delivered in person or mailed separately with a postmark on or before Friday, May 30th.
The Election Office promptly mails the absentee ballot to the requesting voter. Instructions are included to help answer questions along with the proper mailing envelopes. Return postage for the voted ballot is pre-paid for all Iowa ballots.
Voted ballots can be returned by mail or personally delivered to the Election Office. Postmarks ARE NOT always affixed by the Post Office. Mail your absentee ballot early enough so that it arrives by Election Day. Voted absentee ballots MAY NOT be turned in at a polling place except to be surrendered and voided, in which case the voter would vote in person at their precinct.