On June 2, 2020 Iowans have the opportunity to choose their candidates for federal state, and county offices. In one of the more high-profile races on the ballot, Democratic voters are choosing a candidate to challenge Republican Joni Ernst for her seat in the U.S. Senate representing Iowa. Ernst has been an Iowa senator since 2015. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, voters have been encouraged to vote by mail. The Secretary of State mailed out absentee request forms to every registered voter in April. In-person voting is still available with mitigation efforts in place and a reduced number of polling places.