Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the Democratic and Republican primary races. These votes will determine who is on the ballot for the general election in November.
In Webster County, five Democratic candidates are vying for the position of Webster County Recorder.
- Lyn Adson, 46, of 204 Marshall St., Vincent, is a grain recorder and scale operator for NEW Co-op. She serves as mayor of Vincent, and is the Newark Colfax township fire board secretary.
- Lindsay Boeckman, 24, of 2703 Williams Drive, is an accounting coordinator at Fort Dodge Hy-Vee, and formerly worked as a Fort Dodge Senior High women's soccer coach.
- Bob Daniels, 57, of 2607 Woodland Drive, is a contractor and a bus driver for Fort Dodge Community Schools. He is a licensed real estate broker and previously owned a real estate business.
- Bev Davis, 58, of 715 N. 20th St., most recently has worked temporary jobs through the QPS Employment Group, including auditing records at multiple Fort Dodge companies. She formerly worked in the Webster County Treasurer's office as first deputy.
- Stacy Gibbins, 45, of 2015 Sixth Ave. N., works in human resources at Iowa Homecare. She has been an attorney's legal aide, and has more than 20 years of experience as an executive assistant.
The winner of this vote will face off against Republican nominee Shari Burke in November.
Current Webster County Recorder Judy Cosgrove is retiring after 25 years in that position.
The recorder is primarily responsible for real estate records. The office also handles documents for other state agencies, including birth, death and marriage certificates; boat, snowmobile, and ATV registrations; and military records for the Veterans Affairs office.
If one candidate does not win 35 percent of the vote, the party delegates will have to reconvene and nominate someone.
To find your polling place, visit www.webstercountyia.org/Auditor.htm and click on Elections and Voting.