Today is Election Day.
Voters are heading to the polls to decide our next governor, representatives in Congress and state legislators, as well as several state and county positions too.
Delaware County Auditor Carla Becker says you’ll notice one big change when you vote today – there’s no longer straight-party voting.
Here’s what the ballots look like for Delaware County voters:
Incumbent Republican Rod Blum is being challenged by Democrat Abby Finkenauer for the First District Congressional seat
Republican Kim Reynolds faces Democrat Fred Hubbell in the Iowa Governor’s race, with Jake Porter running for the Libertarian Party.
In the Iowa House for District 96, Republican incumbent Lee Hein is being challenged by Democrat Reenie Montgomery.
Delaware County officials running unopposed for re-election today include Supervisor Shirley Helmrichs, Treasurer Pam Klein, Recorder Daneen Schindler and Attorney John Bernau.
Positions also need to be filled for Iowa Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, State Ag Secretary and State Attorney General, as well as Delaware County Hospital Trustee, Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation Commissioner and Delaware County Agricultural Extension Council.
As of Monday morning, around 27-hundred Delaware County residents voted absentee. For those of you getting out and heading to the polls today, don’t forget your ID.
Becker says polling locations have not changed since the last general election – you can find a link to Delaware County’s polling places on the County’s website at co.delaware.ia.us. Or if you’re not sure what precinct you’re in, give the Delaware County Auditor’s Office a call.
Polls will be open today from 7 am to 9 pm.