PRIMARY ELECTION – POLLING LOCATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Poweshiek County Auditor Seeks to Limit Public Exposure to COVID-19 by Consolidating Polling Places with Combined Precincts

Poweshiek County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Missy Eilander announced today she is consolidating polling places for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election in an effort to combat spread of COVID-19.  Eilander said she temporarily is reducing the number of polling places to 4 from the usual 8.

“We cannot call off or postpone the Primary Election, but we can take steps to limit exposure to COVID-19 for the precinct election officials and voters.  Pursuant to Iowa law, I have ordered consolidation of polling places.  Some small locations are not suitable to meet social distancing requirements,” Eilander said.

“Reducing the number of polling locations will also allow me to reduce the number of precinct election officials needed.  Most precinct election officials are older and more susceptible to serious complication from COVID-19 and I certainly do not want to unduly expose them to this danger,” Eilander said.

Voters can visit the Auditor’s page on the county website www.poweshiekcounty.org for more information on polling locations.

Anyone with questions or for further information, please call the Poweshiek County Auditor’s Office at 641-623-5443.

List of Polling Places by Precincts for 2020 Primary Election

1st Ward Grinnell (Temporary Change) –  Poweshiek County Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg, 425 East St S, Grinnell

2nd Ward Grinnell (Temporary Change) – Poweshiek County Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg, 425 East St S, Grinnell

3rd Ward Grinnell (Temporary Change) – Poweshiek County Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg, 425 East St S, Grinnell

4th Ward Grinnell – Poweshiek County Fairgrounds 4-H Bldg, 425 East St S, Grinnell

CGWS – Poweshiek County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 425 East St S, Grinnell

BMWJ – Michael J. Manatt Community Center, 105 Jackson St, Brooklyn

MS (Temporary Change) – Michael J. Manatt Center, 105 Jackson St, Brooklyn

DRL (Temporary Change) – Montezuma Community School Auditorium, 504 N. 4th St, Montezuma

JUPS (Temporary Change) – Montezuma Community School Auditorium, 504 N. 4th St, Montezuma

MONTEZUMA (Temporary Change) –  Montezuma Community School Auditorium, 504 N. 4th St., Montezuma