Iowa 6/5 Primary: Voter Resources


Iowa has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 5. Bookmark/share these voter resources and review the quick facts going into election day. There are also a few key races noted, with the names of the Democratic candidates and links to their campaign websites.

Iowa Voter Resources
Registration deadline: May 25, 2018
Confirm your voter registration:
* Note: You CAN register to vote on Election Day in Iowa. See here for details.
Info for overseas/military voters here
Absentee voting info here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here

Iowa Politics Quick Facts
– No Senators are up for re-election in 2018
– All 4 House Representatives are up for re-election
– Voted +10 for Trump in 2016
– Partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
Governor (R)
State Senate 29 (R) – 20 (D) — 1 (I)
State House 59 (R) – 41 (D)

Key Races

The sitting governor, Kim Reynolds (R), is seeking a full term. The Democrats have a large field of candidates running in the primary; Boulton, Glasson, and Hubbell were polling the highest. The Democratic candidates are:

Nate Boulton website  Note: Boulton suspended his campaign on 5/24
Cathy Glasson – website
Fred Hubbell – website
Andy McGuire – website
John Norris – website
Ross Wilburn – website

Cook Political Report has Districts 1 and 3 rated competitive, and are good opportunities for the Democrats to flip.

District 1 candidates
Abby Finkenaur – website
Thomas Heckroth – website
George Ramsey – website
Courtney Rowe – website

District 3 candidates
Cindy Axne – website
Pete D’Alessandro – website
Eddie Mauro – website

25 of the 50 seats in the Senate are up for re-election this year. Republicans won control in 2016. Democrats need to flip 5 seats to regain control. A list of the districts with re-elections and the candidates running for those seats can be found here.

All 100 seats in the House are up for re-election this year. Democrats need to flip 10 seats to win control of the House. A list of the candidates running for the House can be found here.

NOTE: If you’re unsure which state district you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.

A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: Iowa Elections 2018You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the Iowa Democrats.

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