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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.

2014 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
March 2014 Dates
Filing deadline for primary Ballot accessMarch 14, 2014 -
County Offices: Candidate Filing deadline for primary Ballot accessMarch 26, 2014
May 2014 Dates
Last day to register to vote in June 3 PrimaryMay 24, 2014
June 2014 Dates
Congressional PrimaryJune 3, 2014
August 2014 Dates
Independent Filing deadline for General ElectionAugust 15, 2014 -
County Offices: Candidate Filing deadline for primary Ballot accessAugust 27, 2014
September 2014 Dates
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in person at the county auditor\'s office is no earlier than 40 days before an electionSeptember 30, 2014 -
October 2014 Dates
Last day to register to vote in November General ElectionOctober 25, 2014
The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Friday, October 31, at 5 p.m.October 31, 2014
November 2014 Dates
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in person at the county auditor\'s office is Monday, November 3.November 3, 2014 -
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014
Absentee ballots received in the county auditor\'s office by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, are eligible for counting.November 4, 2014 -

2015 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
August 2015 Dates
Last day to register to vote in September 8th School ElectionAugust 28, 2015
September 2015 Dates
School Election daySeptember 8, 2015
Last day to register to vote in October 6th City Primary ElectionSeptember 25, 2015
October 2015 Dates
City PrimaryOctober 6, 2015
Last day to register to vote in November 3rd City ElectionOctober 23, 2015
November 2015 Dates
Regular City ElectionNovember 3, 2015
Last day to register to vote in December 1st City Runoff ElectionNovember 20, 2015
December 2015 Dates
City Runoff ElectionDecember 1, 2015
Iowa: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

    On election day, you will need to go to the polling place for your precinct to vote.

    Do I need to take identification with me to the polls?

    • You are encouraged to always bring identification with you when you vote.
    • You may be asked to show identification if:
    •   ==>You registered to vote by mail after January 1, 2003, and have never voted in a Primary or General election in your county
    •   ==>You have moved from where you are registered to vote
    •   ==>You have moved from where you are registered to vote
    •   ==>Your right to vote has been challenged
    •   ==>The precinct election officials do not know you

    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
    • Other current government document

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