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Parties to decide on nominees June 5

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | May 10, 2018

Early voting has already begun in Jefferson County for the June 5 primary election.

Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Jefferson County Courthouse has absentee ballots available in the auditor’s office. The deadline for submitting absentee ballots is June 4.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The courthouse will be closed May 28 for Memorial Day.

The courthouse will stay open an extra 30 minutes until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25, and again on Friday, June 1. It will also be open that Saturday, June 2, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Absentee ballots can be requested through the mail by completing an absentee ballot request form and sending it to the Jefferson County Auditor at 51 E. Briggs Ave. Suite 2 in Fairfield. The office must receive the request by 5 p.m. May 25.

 

Voter ID law

Jefferson County Elections Clerk Abbie DeKleine said the state is performing a “soft rollout” of new voter identification laws. In the past, voters only had to produce a photo ID if they were registering at the polls or they were on the inactive voter list.

This year, voters must present their driver’s license when they vote. Those who have pre-registered to vote, but don’t have a driver’s license, will be sent a voter ID card in the mail.

People who have neither a driver’s license nor voter ID card on Election Day will be asked to sign an oath saying they are eligible to vote in that election.

DeKleine said the oath will only be available this year, because in 2019 the law will change again. That year, voters who cannot produce a photo ID on Election Day will cast a provisional ballot, and then have a certain number of days to produce the ID, whereupon their vote will be counted.

 

Voting qualifications

To vote in Iowa, residents must be registered to vote. To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Iowa resident and turn 18 by Election Day. You cannot be a convicted felon (unless your voting rights have been restored), be judged mentally incompetent by a court or claim the right to vote in any other place.

 

Primary election rules

For primary elections, voters are choosing the nominees to represent their party in the general election in November. They cannot vote for candidates of different parties because they must ask for a ballot corresponding to just one party: Democratic, Republican or Libertarian.

Note that State Senate District 41 and State House District 84 do not overlap, so voters will only be able to vote on one of those races depending on where they live in the county.

Voters will select candidates for the following offices, divided by party:

 

REPUBLICANS

U.S. House District 2

Christopher Peters

 

Governor

Kim Reynolds

 

State Senate District 41 (covers about the western two-thirds of Jefferson County including Fairfield)

Daniel Cesar

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

 

State House District 82 (covers about the western two-thirds of Jefferson County including Fairfield)

No candidate

 

State House District 84

(covers eastern third of Jefferson County [Buchanan, Walnut, Lockridge and Round Prairie townships] excluding Fairfield)

Martin Amos

Trevor Lynn

Sheila Matheney

Joe Mitchell

 

County Supervisor

Dick Reed

 

County Treasurer

Terri Kness

 

County Attorney

Timothy Dille

 

Secretary of State

Paul Pate

 

State Auditor

Mary Mosiman

 

Secretary of Agriculture

Craig Lang

Mike Naig

Dan Zumbach

Ray Gaesser

Chad Ingels

 

DEMOCRATS

U.S. House District 2

Dave Loebsack

 

Governor

Nate Boulton

Cathy Glasson

Fred Hubbell

Andrea “Andy” McGuire

John Norris

Ross Wilburn

 

State Senate District 41 (covers about the western two-thirds of Jefferson County including Fairfield)

Ed Malloy

Mary Stewart

 

State House District 82 (covers about the western two-thirds of Jefferson County including Fairfield)

Phil Miller

 

State House District 84

(covers eastern third of Jefferson County [Buchanan, Walnut, Lockridge and Round Prairie townships] excluding Fairfield)

Jason Moats

 

County Supervisor

Daryn J. Hamilton

 

County Recorder

Kelly Spees

 

Secretary of State

Deidre DeJear

Jim Mowrer

 

State Auditor

Rob Sand

 

State Treasurer

Michael L. Fitzgerald

 

Secretary of Agriculture

Tim Gannon

 

LIBERTARIANS

Governor

Marco Battaglia

Jake Porter

 

Polling places

Batavia - Batavia Community Center

Blackhawk - Packwood Fire Station

Buchanan - First United Methodist Church

Cedar - Jefferson Co. Ag Grounds Activity Bldg.

Center - Jefferson Co. Ag Grounds Activity Bldg.

Coppock - Lockridge Community Building

Des Moines - Libertyville Community Center

Fairfield First Ward - Fairfield High School Gym Lobby

Fairfield Second Ward - Former Lincoln Elementary School

Fairfield Third Ward - Nazarene Family Center

Fairfield Fourth Ward - Jefferson County Courthouse

Fairfield Fifth Ward - Pence Elementary School

Liberty - Libertyville Community Center

Libertyville - Libertyville Community Center

Lockridge - Lockridge Community Building

Lockridge City - Lockridge Community Building

Locust Grove - Batavia Community Center

Maharishi Vedic City - Jefferson Co. Ag Grounds Activity Bldg.

Packwood - Packwood Fire Station

Penn - Pleasant Plain Community Center

Pleasant Plain - Pleasant Plain Community Center

Polk - Packwood Fire Station

Round Prairie - Lockridge Community Building

Walnut - Lockridge Community Building

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