Mail in ballot for summer primary election, May 23, 2020

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Description

The Johnson County Auditor mailed absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters ahead of the June 2, 2020 primary election in order to encourage voters to stay at home and vote absentee. Voter turnout was 32%, part of a statewide record voter turnout for a June primary (https://www.iowapublicradio.org/post/june-2nd-primary-sees-historic-voter-turnout#stream/0). In this photo, Laura Crossett holds up her completed ballot ready to put in the mail.

Laura notes, "I had wanted to work as a poll watcher for the primary, as I’m relatively young and healthy and at low risk for COVID-19 but was unable to due to childcare. I have taken my son with me to the polls for every primary and general election since he was born, but filling out my ballot at home and getting to talk about why I was voting for the people I was voting for was a new experience and perhaps even more educational than walking the half block to our polling place. And we still got a sticker."

Creator

Laura Crossett

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

May 23, 2020

Contributor

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Iowa City, Iowa

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Original Format

digital photo

Files

absentee ballot.jpeg

Citation

Laura Crossett, “Mail in ballot for summer primary election, May 23, 2020,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed December 2, 2022, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/343.

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