Voters are reminded 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).

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Friday, May 30, 2014, at 5:00 o’clock pm. In person absentee voting will continue at the courthouse through Monday, June 2nd.