Greenfield: “During tough times like these, it’s especially important that Iowans are able to make their voices heard… it is vital that every Iowan be able to cast a ballot safely and without fear of falling ill”
Today, businesswoman Theresa Greenfield’s U.S. Senate campaign launched a new webpage to serve as a resource for Iowans to vote by mail ahead of Iowa’s June 2 primary election. Visit the new page here.
The new page provides instructions for Iowa voters on how to request and submit an absentee ballot and offers additional information to help Iowans register to vote, track their ballot, and contact their local election officials. The webpage also includes a video of Theresa explaining how to vote by mail in less than a minute.
Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has encouraged Iowans to vote by mail for the June 2 election, and his office has sent an absentee ballot request form to every active registered Iowa voter. The Greenfield campaign is holding virtual volunteer training sessions focused on reaching voters and providing guidance about voting by mail.
“During tough times like these, it’s especially important that Iowans are able to make their voices heard. The future of health care and more opportunities for our working families are on the line in this year’s election, and it is vital that every Iowan be able to cast a ballot safely and without fear of falling ill,” said Theresa Greenfield. “I’m proud of the work our grassroots team is doing to help get the word out about voting by mail and to help Iowans make their voices heard. We’ll continue working hard and reaching out to folks across the state so that every Iowan who’s able can participate in this election.”
In addition to launching a dedicated webpage to promote mail-in voting, Theresa Greenfield made protecting and strengthening vote-by-mail a piece of her first “Jobs That Need to Get Done” plan for combating the coronavirus pandemic, and has called for making it easier for Iowans to vote by mail by proactively mailing registered voters an absentee ballot. She continues to advocate for stronger protections for essential workers – including letter carriers and other postal workers who are making it possible for Iowans to safely participate in the upcoming election while maintaining social distancing.
In addition to postponing in-person events, the Greenfield for Iowa campaign is taking precautions by having all staff work remotely and encouraging social distancing practices at all times. For more information on Iowa’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website.