The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan has created this guide to help readers navigate the upcoming primaries on June 2. We reached out to the candidates for local nomination races and asked them about their political experience, what their priorities are if elected, and why voters should consider supporting them. The candidates’ responses to our questions are listed below. Responses have been edited for length, clarity, and grammar.

How/where to vote for the primary

The deadline to request an absentee ballot passed on May 22, but voters can still submit an already-requested absentee ballot in the mail, vote in-person at the auditor’s office next week, or go to a polling location on June 2. 


The auditor’s office is open Tuesday-Saturday and again on June 1 for in-person absentee voting.


Voters can also visit their designated polling location on Primary Day. A list of locations is available on the Johnson County Auditor’s page. 


Because of the coronavirus pandemic, some polling places have been consolidated to save poll workers, and additional social distancing measures are being taken at voting locations.

Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Johnson County Sheriff Candidates

U.S. Senate

Iowa State Representative District 85

U.S. House Republican Primary