Howard County, Iowa - Primary Election Information. An election in which voters in a jurisdiction select candidates for a subsequent election (nominating primary).

  Howard 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.  For more information about Primary Elections visit Wikipedia.

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Absentee ballots will be available for voting in the office
of the Howard County Auditorís Office.

You may submit absentee requests for mailing ballots at anytime.

Any voter wishing to vote absentee may come into the Howard County Auditorís Office and vote absentee during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or you can request a ballot to be mailed to you by filling out a request form and sending it to the Howard County Auditorís Office, 137 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136. These request forms may be obtained from the Auditorís Office or you can download them from the Howard County website: or from the Iowa Secretary of Stateís website:

You may contact the Howard County Auditor, Julie Chapman, by calling the Auditorís Office at 563-547-9203, by stopping by the Auditorís office at 137 N Elm St, Cresco, IA 52136 or by email:

Am I Registered To Vote In Iowa?
Iowa Secretary of State - Find Your Polling Place
Election / Voter Registration Forms
  Application for Absentee Ballot
  Voter Registration & Absentee Form for Military / Overseas
  Voter Registration Form - Return this to Howard County Auditor
Election Day Voter Registration Information
Election Presentations from ISACA (IA State Association of County Auditors)
First Time Voter Information
Voter Registration Information - Iowa Secretary of State
  Primary Election Archives
  June 8, 2010 Primary Election Results

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