Charles E. Duncan, 81, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his residence. Born, September 23, 1936 in Decatur County, Indiana, he was the son of Robert F. and Lula (DePew) Duncan. Charles worked for over 25 years as a driver for USF Holland. He was a member of the Wyaloosing Creek Golf Course, Westport American Legion, and was past president of the Eagles Lodge in Greensburg. Charles loved spending time outdoors, cutting wood and brush, all types of animals, hunting, and gardening. He was married Marybelle Owens on August 11, 1961 in Dearborn County and she survives. He is also survived by one son in law, Tommy Barkdull, Greensburg and two grandchildren, Tyler and Courtney Barkdull. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Denise Barkdull; five brothers, James, William Evert, Arnold, Albert, and Earl Duncan; two sisters, Roberta Richards and Imagene Duncan. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Rodney Cemetery with Rev. Glen Seaman officiating. Memorials may be made to your favorite animal shelter. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
DES MOINES — Secretary of State Paul Pate has mailed every registered voter in the state a form to request an absentee ballot for the June Primary and Pate says they should arrive in mailboxes next week.“It’s a document that says: ‘Vote Safe, Iowa.’ It’ll the Secretary of State logo on it and it’s a simple tri-fold. You open it up, filled out the little one-page section and the postage is prepaid and in a few days you’ll get your ballot,” Pate says. “It’s that easy and that safe.”Pate used his emergency powers during the pandemic to take this step to encourage “early” voting for the June 2nd Primary. The deadline for submitting absentee ballot requests to county auditors is May 22nd.“But I would encourage when you get this mailer to process it and get it in,” Pate says. “That way you’re got it under control.”The early voting period for June’s Primary Election starts today. Pate and county auditors are urging Iowans to avoid voting in person on Primary Day due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus among voters and poll workers.“That’s what we want our folks to do right now during these times of challenge,” Pate says.Iowans may start casting early votes in-person at their county auditor’s office on Monday, May 4th. You must be a registered Democrat or a registered Republican voter to cast a ballot in that party’s June Primary, but independent or “no party” voters may switch their registration to either party to participate.This is what the mailing looks like.Didn’t get the mailing? Here’s an absentee ballot request formList of candidates in 2020 Iowa Primary Elections.