Changes To Occur For Primary Voting


(Le Mars) — In just 14 days on June 2nd, Iowa voters will participate in the primary election for Iowa. Because of the COVID-19 virus, voters will notice a few changes. Plymouth County Auditor, Stacey Feldman says one major change is there will be only one precinct open for voters. Feldman says all in-person voting will take place in one location.
She says it doesn’t matter if you live in Westfield or Remsen; or Kingsley or Hinton, all voting will occur at the Le Mars Convention Center.

Feldman says due to the pandemic, election officials are encouraging voting by mail. However, the deadline for an absentee ballot is this Friday.

Feldman says ballots need to be returned to the Plymouth County Auditor’s office by June 1st.

The county auditor says voting is open to everyone that has declared a political party, although voters are able to change their voting registration the day of the election.

Feldman says voters wanting to vote in person will need to bring along some form of identification.

The polls will be open on June 2nd for the primary election between 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Feldman encourages all voters to wear a mask, however, she says it is not required. Social distancing measures will be in place, should there be a line. Questions about the primary election can be directed to the Plymouth County Auditor’s office.