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Primary Election in 2 weeks – what you need to know

Local 5 know Iowans are concerned about their healthcare and their children's education.

That’s why Local 5 is your station when it comes to important information about the upcoming primary elections. Specifically we want you to be aware of a new law that has pushed up the deadline to request your absentee ballot.

The deadline is *this Friday, May 25th, to request a ballot. The day of the election is June fifth.

Here’s a snapshot to give you an idea of how many people are turning in those absentee ballots.

In Polk county alone. Democrats have returned 2,806, republicans 154, and registered libertarians have returned 11 ballots.