Upcoming Elections in Iowa

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-9:00 PM

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use sos.iowa.gov to Find Your Polling Place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General`
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote in November 8th General Election October 29,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Request Mail Ballot November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Return by Mail November 7,2016
September 12,2017 - School Election Day`
Voter Registration Begins: Voter Pre-Registration Deadline September 1,2017
October 10,2017 - City Primary Election`
Voter Registration Begins: Voter Pre-Registration Deadline September 29,2017
November 7,2017 - Regular City Election`
Voter Registration Begins: Voter Pre-Registration Deadline October 27,2017
December 5,2017 - City Runoff Election`
Voter Registration Begins: Voter Pre-Registration Deadline November 27,2017

Time Off For Voting:

Any person entitled to vote at an election in this state who does not have three consecutive hours in the period between the time of the opening and the time of the closing of the polls during which the person is not required to be present at work for an employer, is entitled to such time off from work time to vote as will in addition to the person's nonworking time total three consecutive hours during the time the polls are open. Application by any employee for such absence shall be made individually and in writing prior to the date of the election, and the employer shall designate the period of time to be taken. The employee is not liable to any penalty nor shall any deduction be made from the person's regular salary or wages on account of such absence.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

If asked to show identification, you may use a current and valid photo ID or any of the following documents if they show your name and current address:

  • Current utility bill (including cell phone bill)
  • Current bank statement
  • Current paycheck or government check, or
  • Other current government document.

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?


You may register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct where you currently live. If you register to vote on Election Day, you will be required to show proof of both residency and identity.

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