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2016 Election Dates and Deadlines
June 7, 2016 - Primary
Last day to register to vote in June 7th Primary ElectionMay 27, 2016
Request Mail BallotJune 3, 2016
Return by MailJune 6, 2016
November 8, 2016 - General
Last day to register to vote in November 8th General ElectionOctober 29, 2016
Request Mail BallotNovember 4, 2016
Return by MailNovember 7, 2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Democratic and Republican caucuses. Tentatively scheduled.
February 1, 2016


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.

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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Iowa Elections: What's At Stake In 2016?

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
(Browse 2016 Presidentials)

Iowa 2016 US Senator race

In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in Iowa. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of Iowa's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.

Iowa US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Iowa US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running Incumbent Republican Senator, Chuck Grassley, is running for re-election to a seventh term in office. On November 2, 2010, Chuck Grassley won the election to the United States Senate with 64.4% of the vote against the Democratic candidate, Roxanne Conlin, who came in a distant second with 33.3% of the vote. (see current elected officials in Iowa)



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.

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