September 18, 2020Voters are receiving absentee ballot request forms from a variety of sources. Only one needs to be returned per voter to receive an absentee ballot.
Can an independent vote in a primary election?
Yes and No. In Iowa, you must be a member of a political party (in 2020: Republican and Democrat) to vote in a primary election. However, anyone can change parties on Election Day and vote. For independents to vote they must declare a political party.
Can I pick up or request a ballot for someone else?
No. In Iowa you can only request an absentee ballot for yourself.