A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). In other words, primary elections are generally when each political party decides its nominee for the upcoming general election. Primaries are common in the United States, where they trace their origin to the progressive movement. Elsewhere in the world, the nomination of candidates is usually the responsibility of political parties and does not make use of the public apparatus for holding elections.
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Absentee ballots will be available for voting in the office
of the Howard County Auditorís Office, April 28, 2016.
You may submit
absentee requests for mailing ballots at anytime.
Any voter wishing to
vote absentee may come into the Howard County Auditorís Office and vote absentee
during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or you
can request a ballot to be mailed to you by filling out a request form and
sending it to the Howard County Auditorís Office, 137 N Elm St, Cresco, IA
52136. These request forms may be obtained from the Auditorís Office or you can
download them from the Howard County website: www.co.howard.ia.us or from the
Iowa Secretary of Stateís website:
absentee ballot requests, to be mailed out, must be submitted to
County Auditorís office by 5:00 p.m. on June 3, 2016.
The deadline to
vote in the Auditorís office is June 6, 2016 until 5:00 p.m.
contact the Howard County Auditor, Julie Chapman, by calling the Auditorís
Office at 563-547-9203, by stopping by the Auditorís office at 137 N Elm St,
Cresco, IA 52136 or by email:
HOWARD COUNTY AUDITORíS OFFICE OPENS ON
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016 FROM 7:00 A.M.
TO 3:00 P.M.
TO VOTE ABSENTEE
For more information and to download forms regarding Iowa Ethics and Campaign
HERE to go to the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board