For the first time, every registered voter in Iowa will be sent an absentee ballot request form before an election.
The forms for the June 2nd primary election should start arriving in mailboxes April 23rd and will include prepaid postage for return mailing to county auditors.
Iowa is not moving to all-vote-by-mail for the primary election but is pushing absentee-by-mail voting. Each county still will have at least one polling place open on election day, but don't be surprised if your regular polling place isn't open. Auditors are temporarily combining precincts for this election because they don't have enough poll workers.
For additional voter information, visit the Iowa Secretary of State website.