Primary Election, June 2, 2020
The Primary Election is an election held to nominate candidates for the General Election.
Iowa has two political parties that hold Primary Elections: The Democratic Party and the Republican Party. At the Primary Election, there is a Democratic ballot and a Republican ballot. Candidates from each party run against candidates from the same party. The winners from each party will have their names placed on the General Election ballot.
The Office for the President of the United States does not appear on this Iowa Primary ballot.
Iowa’s Primary Election is a “closed primary” which means that voters must declare a party affiliation to participate. Voters may change their political party affiliation at the polling place on Election Day.