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Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. June 5, 2022.

Editorial: Primary Election Brings Interesting Showdowns to the Lead

Tuesday, June 7 marks an opportunity for Iowa voters to have their say on who will be on the November ballot to represent them at the county, state and national level. Citizens should pay attention.

The primary election will narrow the field for candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties, and regional races have heated up with plenty of exciting competition. For weeks, the Telegraph Herald interviewed candidates about their opinions, covered forums, reviewed campaign finance reports and published dozens of primary preview stories. Voters can find out by reading the candidates on TelegraphHerald.com.

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A local race on the Republican ballot pits two current state representatives against each other, thanks to redistricting.

Iowa Reps. Steve Bradley of Cascade and Lee Hein of Monticello are vying to represent the new House of Representatives District 66, in which they both live. The district will cover all of Jones County and nearly all of Jackson County, except for Maquoketa and the rest of the southwest corner. No other candidate has yet filed for the seat, so the Republican primary will likely be the election that puts one of them in the seat.

Few races have generated as much interest and commentary as the Dubuque County District Attorney’s Race.

County Attorney CJ May III will take on local attorney Sam Wooden to determine which Democrat will qualify for the November election to face Republican Scott Nelson and Richard Kirkendall, who is running with no party affiliation. Any voters wishing to catch up on the back and forth this race has brought can read several TH stories attached online to this op-ed.

Dubuque County voters will also choose a new county treasurer in November, and Tuesday’s Democratic ballot will determine who advances between Laura McCarthy-Kohn and Angela Steffens.

— Partisan primaries are open to citizens who register as a member of the Democratic or Republican party. Party affiliation can be declared at the polling station on election day.

– Voters who turn 18 by the November 8 general election are eligible to register and vote in the primary elections.

— Voters are required to show identification to vote in all elections.

– Those who are not yet registered to vote can do so on Tuesday at the polling station in the constituency in which they reside, after presenting identification and proof of residence, such as a utility bill.

— Residents can find their polling station by entering their address at https://bit.ly/3x9WcCZ.

Choosing its representatives in the public service is our right and our responsibility as American citizens. Do your part and participate as an informed voter. Check out the candidates at TelegraphHerald.com and do your civic duty on Tuesday.

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