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June 4, 2024

Primary Election
The Primary Election is an election to determine which candidates will qualify for the General Election for a given party. In Iowa you must be a member of the political party of which you wish to vote for in order to participate. This is known as a "closed primary." The primary election is held on the 1st Tuesday following the 1st Monday in June of each even-numbered year.

Election Results

0/22 Precincts Counted

Archived Election Details

Poll Hours: 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Absentee ballot written requests will be accepted beginning on March 26, 2024 for the June 4, 2024 Primary Election. 

In-person absentee voting will begin on May 15, 2024 and end on June 3, 2024

Voters that want an absentee ballot mailed to them must submit a written absentee ballot request by May 20, 2024 by 5 p.m. to the Wapello County Auditor’s Office located at 101 W. 4th St., Ottumwa, IA 52501.

The deadline to return a voted absentee ballot is Election Day by 8:00 p.m. in the Wapello County Auditor’s Office. 


Voter Pre-Registration Deadline: May 20, 2024 by 5:00 p.m. 

The Wapello County Auditor’s Office will be open on June 1, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 



To be qualified to vote, every elector must be registered to vote as required by Chapter 48A, Code of Iowa.  This notice is given pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 49.53 and 49.73 Code of Iowa 2024.  Special paper ballots will be used in this election and will be tabulated by DS200 voting machines.


Pre-registered voters are required to provide an approved form of identification at the polling place before receiving and casting a regular ballot. Voters who are not pre-registered – such as voters registering to vote on Election Day – and voters changing precincts must also provide proof of residence. A voter who is unable to provide an approved form of identification (or prove residence if required) 1) may have the voter’s identity/residence attested to by another registered voter in the precinct, 2) prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents, or 3) cast a provisional ballot and provide proof of identity/residence at the county auditor’s office by June 10, 2024 by 12:00 p.m. Election Day Registrant attesters must provide an approved form of identification. For additional information about providing proof of identity and/or residence visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/voterid or phone (641) 683-0020.


Any voter who is physically unable to enter a polling place has the right to vote in the voter’s vehicle.  For further information, please contact the county auditor’s office at 641-683-0020 or auditor@wapellocounty.org.  For TTY access, dial 711 + [641-683-0020]. 

Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer, officer or an agent of the voter’s union.


Sample Ballots (PDF)

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