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2020 Primary Updates


​June 23 Primary Election Plan Highlights

We are not restricting rights; we are expanding them. 

There are four (4) ways to vote in the upcoming primary: 
  • Absentee by mail
  • Hand-delivery of absentee ballot
  • Vote early in-person (appointment with county clerk recommended) 
  • Vote on election day in-person (appointment with county clerk recommended) 

The state will mail each registered voter a postcard with this information. 

The state established a secure online portal to request an absentee ballot by a registered voter, which required the voter to prove identity with personally identifiable information. Expanding the ease of obtaining a mail-in ballot will increase voter convenience and help county clerks keep polling lines manageable. 

The state will use envelope barcodes to track absentee ballots requested, sent, and received.

County clerks will match the signature on an absentee ballot envelope to the voter’s signature of record. Voters whose signatures do not match will be provided an opportunity to cure the mismatch.

In order to more expeditiously clean up its voter rolls, the state will proactively contact registered voters who have moved out-of-state in an effort to obtain permission to remove them from the rolls.

Absentee ballot request deadline:   June 15, 2020
Primary Election Date:             June 23, 2020