Primary election is June 4, contested races locally

The primary Election for registered voters of the Republican or Democratic Party will be Tuesday, June 4 with voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Polling places are listed below. If you have any questions on where you should vote, please contact the Humboldt County Auditor’s Office at (515)332-1571 or check online at Find Your Precinct/PollingPlace (

Precinct 1: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt
Precinct 2: Humboldt Community Center
Precinct 3: Events Center, Humboldt County Fairgrounds
Precinct 4: Gilmore City Faith United Methodist Church
Precinct 5: Immanuel Lutheran Church in Livermore
Precinct 6: VFW Hall in Dakota City

The local candidates who are running on this year’s ballot are all on the Republican ballot.
Incumbent Erik Underberg is running against Mike Carpenter for Humboldt County Supervisor for District 4. This district consists of Avery-North Weaver Precinct, Wacousta-Delana-North Rutland Precinct and Humboldt-West Vernon Precinct.
Incumbent Dave Lee is running against Bob Rasmussen for Humboldt County Supervisor for District 5 which includes Dakota City-Grove Precinct, North Lake-East Vernon Precinct and South Lake-North Norway Precinct.
Both Sheriff Dean Kruger and Humboldt County Auditor, Trish Erickson, are running unopposed.
Candidates running for election in state races include Iowa State Senate District 28 incumbent Dennis Guth (R) running against Cynthia Paschen (D).
Iowa House of Representatives District 56 race includes incumbent Mark Thompson (R) running against Kyle Kruse (D).
There is a primary race in House Iowa District 4. Republican incumbent Randy Feenstra and Republican Kevin Virgil.
The Democrat ballot will feature Ryan Melton of Nevada, who will challenge the Republican winner in the November general election.
Voter registration deadline is Monday, May 20, either in person at the Humboldt County Auditors Office, by mail or online.
Absentee/mail-in ballot requests must be received by Monday, May 20 as well although the deadline to mail in an absentee ballot is Tuesday, June 4.
In order to vote in a primary election, you must declare a party affiliation and then are only able to vote for your party of preference. Voters may change their party affiliation up until the day of voting and may change it again at any time.

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