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The political party primary election will be held Tuesday, June 7.
The primary election is held for members of the political parties to nominate candidates for the general election.
Currently, there are two political parties in Iowa: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Winners of the primary election will have their names automatically placed on the general election ballot.
Eligible electors must be registered either Democrat or Republican and vote only that ballot in a Primary Election.
After polls close, election results will be posted at https://ringgoldcountyelections.iowa.gov.
At the county level, three individuals are running to earn their party’s nomination to fill one position on the county board of supervisors: Marla Crawford, Rodney Shields, and Randy Taylor.
(Current supervisor Ron Landphair is not seeking re-election.)
Incumbent Republican county attorney Clint Spurrier and Republican county treasurer Debra Cannon are running unopposed for their party’s nomination.
At the state and national level, Republican voters must choose between the candidates in the following contested races:
House Representative District 17 – Paul Dykstra and Devon Wood;
State auditor – Todd Halbur and Mary Ann Hanusa;
U.S House Representative District 3 – Nicole Hasso, Gary Leffler, Zach Nunn;
U.S. Senate: Jim Carlin and Charles Grassley.
In all other state races, these Republican candidates are running unopposed:
Governor – Kim Reynolds;
Secretary of State – Paul Pate;
State Treasurer – Roby Smith;
Secretary of Agriculture – Mike Naig;
Attorney General – Brenna Bird;
State Senate District 9 – Tom Shipley
Locally, only one name appears on the Democratic primary ballot – incumbent county recorder Kisha Martin.
At the state and national level, the ballot contains only two contested races.
The Democratic candidates for U.S Senate are Abby Finkenauer, Michael Franken, and Glenn Hurst.
For Iowa Secretary of State, Joel Miller is facing Eric Van Lancker.
All other state and national candidates are running unopposed in the Democratic primary:
U.S. House Representative District 3 – Cindy Axne;
Governor – Deidre DeJear;
State Auditor – Rob Sands;
State Treasurer – Michael Fitzgerald;
Secretary of Agriculture – John Norwood;
Attorney General – Tom Miller.
On June 7 polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following precincts:
Athens (includes cities of Beaconsfield and Kellerton) – Kellerton City Hall · 108 S. Decatur St. · Kellerton, IA 50133
Clinton (includes cities of Benton, Maloy, and Redding) – Redding Frontier Hall · 402 Central St. · Redding, IA 50860
Mt. Ayr 1 (includes city of Mt. Ayr) – American Legion Building · 1302 S. Cleveland St. · Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
Mt. Ayr 2 (includes city of Mt. Ayr) – First Christian Church · 201 W. Monroe St. · Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
Tingley (includes city of Tingley) – Tingley Community Building · 111 Main St. · Tingley, IA 50863
Union (includes city of Ellston and Sun Valley Lake) – Ellston Community Building · Main St. · Ellston, IA 50074
Washington (includes city of Diagonal) – Diagonal Community Building · 103 Broadway St. · Diagonal, IA 50845.
The Ringgold County auditor’s office will be open extended hours for in-person absentee voting:
Friday, June 3 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The office will be open Monday, June 6 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for absentee voting.
The auditor’s office will be open on Election Day until polls close at 8 p.m. only for the return of absentee ballots. Those ballots cannot be returned to their voting precinct. They must be received in the auditor’s office by the time polls close at 8 p.m. to be counted. Any ballot (with the exception of Uniformed or Overseas Citizens absentee ballots or Safe At Home ballots) will be rejected after the close of the polls.
Confidential Safe at Home absentee ballots are issued to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking or stalking
Precinct election officials are required to ask voters registered in the county to show one of the valid forms of identification:
• Iowa Driver’s License (not expired more than 90 days)
• Iowa Non-Operator ID (not expired more than 90 days)
• U.S. Passport (not expired)
• U.S. Military ID or Veteran ID (not expired)
• Iowa Voter Identification Card (must be signed)
• Tribal ID Card/Document (must be signed, with photo, not expired)
An Iowa Voter Identification Card is provided automatically by the county auditor to each voter who does not have either an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID. Any voter may request an Iowa Voter ID Card by contacting their county auditor’s office.
A voter without one of the above forms of ID may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents.
Please visit the county’s election website for additional information. https://ringgoldcountyelections.iowa.gov.