Fremont County Auditor
2020 Primary Information
Press Release (COVID 19)

    Dee Owen,
    Commissioner of Elections

 

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 2020 Primary
   Election Information
   June 2, 2020


  

   
Press Release (COVID 19)

    Notice of Election

    Sample Ballots
 
    Polling Locations

   
Voter Registration Form
 
    Absentee Ballot Request


   
Military Voting

   


   

   


      

                                                        

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dee Owen
Fremont County Auditor
712-374-2031
    dowen@co.fremont.ia.us  

MEDIA RELEASE: Auditor Owen encourages voters to check their mail for absentee ballot request form 

 Sidney, IA – Fremont County Auditor Dee Owen joins Secretary of State Paul Pate and auditors across Iowa in encouraging voters to cast absentee
 ballots by mail in the upcoming June 2 primary. During the COVID-19 pandemic, voting by mail is the safest option.  

 Secretary Pate is sending absentee ballot request forms to every active registered voter in the state. The forms should arrive in your mailbox this week and 
 will include pre-paid postage for returning them to Auditor Owen’s Office.  

 Secretary of State Paul Pate has been very proactive responding to the COVID-19 crisis. We applaud his efforts. We are doing everything in our power to
 keep our voters, election workers, and staff safe during these unprecedented times. One of the easiest ways to do that is through the opportunity to vote
 absentee thus avoiding contact with the public and lessening exposure to COVID-19. The absentee ballot request forms being sent to voters is a way to
 ensure this lessened exposure. We are extremely thankful that Secretary of State Pate secured funding to cover the costs of this mailing, return postage,
 and PPE for the counties. This lifts a huge burden from the counties, especially small counties like ours. Please consider voting by mail to protect not only
 yourself, but others as well. – Auditor Dee Owen 

 Once voters receive their absentee ballot request form in the mail, they should fill out and mail it promptly. Iowans can also download the request form
 directly from the Iowa Secretary of State website, VoterReady.Iowa.gov. Requests must be received by your county auditor’s office by 5 p.m. on Friday,
 May 22. 

 “We want all eligible citizens to participate in our elections and casting a ballot by mail is the best method during this pandemic,” Secretary Pate said.
 “Absentee voting has security measures in place to ensure the integrity of the ballot.” 

 Primary elections are intended for members of the Republican and Democratic parties only. No Party voters who choose to request a party’s ballot will
 have their voter registration officially changed to that political party.  

 For more information about the June 2 primary, visit VoterReady.Iowa.gov or www.co.fremont.ia.us.