Cass County Primary Election Information

A primary election is an election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary). In other words, primary elections are generally when each political party decides its nominee for the upcoming general election. Primaries are common in the United States, where they trace their origin to the progressive movement. Elsewhere in the world, the nomination of candidates is usually the responsibility of political parties and does not make use of the public apparatus for holding elections.

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Current Election Information

NOTICE OF ELECTION

TO THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS OF CASS COUNTY, IOWA:

You are hereby notified that on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 between 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. a PRIMARY ELECTION will be held for all qualified electors of Cass County to select certain candidates to appear on the General Election ballot, November 8, 2016.

The candidates to be voted for are displayed on the accompanying sample ballots.  Names, however, will be rotated from precinct to precinct where there are more candidates than positions to be selected for a given office.

Not all offices appear in all precincts – see ‘SAMPLE BALLOTS’.

      THE VOTING CENTERS FOR THIS ELECTION WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

1 Atlantic 1st Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zion Lutheran Church (811 Oak St)

2 Atlantic 2nd Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Public Library (507 Poplar)

3 Atlantic 3rd Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Cass County Community Center (805 W 10th)

4 Atlantic 4th Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . United Church of Christ (1607 Hazel)

5 Atlantic 5th Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heritage House (1200 Brookridge Circle)

6 Bear Grove, Cass Twp/Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lewis Public Library (412 W Main St, Lewis)

7 Benton, Franklin Twp/Wiota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Wiota City Hall (311 Center St)

8 Brighton, Grove, Pymosa, Washington Twp/Marne . . . .   Cass County Community Center (805 W 10th)

9 Edna, Victoria Twp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Massena Public Library (122 Main St, Massena)

10 Grant, Lincoln Twp /Anita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anita Community Center (805 Main St)

11 Noble, Pleasant Twp/Griswold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Griswold Community Bldg. (601 2nd St)

12 Massena Twp/City of Massena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Massena Public Library (122 Main St, Massena)

13 Union Twp/City of Cumberland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cumberland Community Bldg. (200 W 2nd)

NOTICE: Iowa Law states that in order to vote in a PRIMARY ELECTION you must choose either a REPUBLICAN or a DEMOCRATIC PARTY Ballot. (Sec. 43.38, Code of Iowa)  Each voter will declare and/or change party affiliation at the polls on the day of the election when the voter signs the election register.

Notice–Curbside Voting: Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle. Please contact the county auditor’s office for details (Phone: 243-4570; Email: auditor@casscoia.us).

Persons attempting to vote in the wrong precinct will be directed to the correct precinct.  Persons must register in Cass County to be eligible to vote in Cass County.  Persons who have changed their name and/or address within Cass Co. will be required to re-register at the polls before being permitted to vote. Pre-Registration for persons to vote in this Primary Election closes at 5:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016.  Same day registration and voting is permitted after voter presents proof of identity and residency.

-s- Dale E. Sunderman, Cass County Election Commissioner