Only 5 Polling Locations to Open in Clinton County for the 2020 Primary Election

April 20, 2020

CLINTON – Clinton County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Eric Van Lancker has set five polling locations that will be open on June 2 for the 2020 Primary Election in June.

Van Lancker said Clinton County traditionally has 26 locations available for a Primary Election, but that number has been reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said polling locations on Election Day are still required. Voters will need to vote at the location where their home precinct is assigned.

“I hope we don’t have many people use the polling locations because they are voting absentee from home for their health and for the health of those working at the polls,” Van Lancker said.

Van Lancker added the polling locations that will be used will be new to Clinton County voters.

“We are partnering with our school districts to use their gyms and cafeterias for voting,” Van Lancker explained. “Those large spaces in our schools will allow us to practice social distancing.”

Van Lancker said other precautions besides social distancing will also be implemented for the safety of the poll workers. However, he said a change in the number of precinct election officials could still reduce the number of polling locations.

“If, as we get closer to Election Day, our poll workers become sick or decide it is too risky for them to work, then we may not have enough workers to staff five polling locations,” Van Lancker said. “Starting with just a few polling locations and knowing those locations may reduce, is just another good reason for Primary Election voters to request an absentee ballot be sent to their home.”

Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Forms are available on the Clinton County Web site at https://www.clintoncountyelections.com/vote/absentee/. Absentee ballot requests may also be obtained by calling the Clinton County Auditor’s Office and requesting one be sent. The Clinton County Auditor’s Office phone number is 563-244-0568. The Iowa Secretary of State will also be mailing an application to active registered voters starting next week.

Requests may be submitted now. Absentee requests to vote by mail must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. May 22.

For more information about the 2020 Primary Election follow Clinton County Elections on Facebook and Twitter. Information may also be found at www.clintoncountyelections.com.

A list of polling locations for the 2020 Primary Election on June 2 in Clinton County follows:

Voters in the precincts listed below will vote at the Calamus-Wheatland High School Activity Center, 110 E. Park Road, Wheatland.

 

Voters in the precincts listed below will vote at the Central DeWitt High School, 519 E 11th St., DeWitt.

 

Voters in the precincts listed below will vote at Camanche High School, 937 9th Ave, Camanche.

 

Voters in the precincts listed below will vote at Jefferson Elementary School, 720 4th Ave. S., Clinton. 

 

Voters in the precincts listed below will vote at Eagle Heights Elementary School, 1350 Main Ave., Clinton. 

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