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Election 2022:


Iowans can submit requests to receive absentee ballots by mail up to 70 days prior to election day.

2022 Primary Election first day to request absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, March 29.


The request form for the 2022 Primary Election must be received in your county auditor’s office by 5:00 PM CST on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Auditor mails you absentee Ballots no sooner than 20 days before election day (May 19th).       For ballot replacement , allow “several” days before you contact the county auditor.

Monday, May 23th, 2022 is the last day to request a ballot to be mailed to you;

Saturday, June 4th, when the Auditor’s Office is open for absentee voting.

The last day to vote at the Auditor’s Office is Monday, June 6th;

To Vote At the polls on election day, June 7th, will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Mark your ballot, follow the instructions included with the ballot - return it in the postage-paid return envelope.  It is vital that you utilize the return envelope supplied by the county auditor.

Mail your ballot so that is received before 8 PM CT on Election Day – June 7

Hand deliver your ballot to your county auditor during business hours or any time up until 8 PM CST on Election Day – June 7

You may designate someone to return your ballot under one of following circumstances:

  • The designee is an immediate family member.
  • The designee is a member of your household.
  • You are disabled and you have designed someone to return your ballot.

Surrender your absentee ballot at your precinct polling place on Election Day and vote a regular ballot;

Vote a provisional ballot at the polls on Election Day if you cannot surrender your voted absentee ballot.

Voted absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polling place on election day.


After the request form is received by the county auditor - Track the status of an absentee ballot ------------- to get a ballot status update:



Congressional Districts and ALF Jurisdictions
 2022 Caucus Resolutions

Here are some proffered resolutions to take to your caucus


Tax Credits

Protect Public Retirement  Systems

Expand Earned Income Tax Credits

Project Labor Agreements

Raise Minimum Wage

Wage Theft Protections

Voting Rights

Restore Public Sector Bargaining Rights

Work Comp Doctor Choice

Stop Privatization of the USPS


 Pre Files Bills 2022

2021 General Election Summary

IFL Caucus Guide 2020

ISEA 2020 Caucus Guide

Iowa Caucus date (Both Parties) February 7.


County Convention - March 26

District Convention - April 23

State Convention - June 18


County Convention - March 12

District Convention - April 23

State Convention - June 11

U.S. Congressional Districts

Iowa Senate Districts MAP

Iowa House Districts MAP

League of Women Voters: Voting changes for 2021 Elections  

2021 Petition to change Iowas voting laws

HALC All Area Local Elections 2021

Click here:Iowa Voting Information

Click here: Track Your Absentee Ballot

Voting Guide 

Iowa Voter Guide

Who can Register to Vote

Registration Forms

Voting Requirements and Elections

Provisional Voting

Absentee Voting

Early Voting

Important Dates and deadlines

How to Register to vote in Iowa

Voter Ready: A guide to Vote in Iowa

Here is a link where you can download an absentee ballot request form:

Please print it off, and mail it to your county auditor

Iowa Voter Guide


Who Can Register to Vote?

Registrant eligibility requirements:


In order to register to vote in Iowa, a person must:

  • be a U.S. citizen,
  • be an Iowa resident,
  • be at least 17 years old (and must be 18 years old by Election Day to vote),
  • not have been convicted of a felony (unless their voting rights have been restored after application to the Governor’s office),
  • not be judged mentally incompetent to vote by a court, and
  • not claim the right to vote in any other place.


Updating voter registration information:

Am I Registered to Vote?

If you are not registered to vote in Iowa, learn how to pre-register

  • Iowa voters can update their voter registration information online if they have an Iowa driver’s license or identification card and a social security number.
  • Iowa voters who are unable to update their registration information online can submit a paper form to their county auditor or commissioner of elections.
  • Voters who have moved within the same county may also report a change of address on Election Day at their polling place. They must present a current and valid photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document showing their name and address. Know the requirements to register to vote on election day
  • Voters who have moved to a different county may register to vote in the polling place for their new address on Election Day. Learn how to update your registration
  • If a voter says they’re already registered and only need to update their information, you may wish to advise the person that the new application form will be treated as an update to their old registration
  • Restoring Voter rights
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions

Registration Forms

Voter registration forms:

  • You may use either an Iowa state form
    • You may photocopy blank forms.
    • Contact your county auditor or the Secretary of State to request additional copies of the Iowa state form.
  • Iowa residents can also register to vote  online if they have an Iowa driver’s license or identification card and a social security number.

Rules for conducting a voter registration drive:

  • Iowa does not impose any restrictions on who can assist with voter registration efforts, nor does it require organizations to submit any paperwork before beginning a voter registration drive. 
  • You may use either Iowa state form 
    • You may photocopy blank forms.
    • Contact your county auditor or the Secretary of State to request additional copies of the Iowa state form.
  • Do not fill in missing information or make corrections on a registration form without the consent of the person registering to vote.  Review the completed form while the registrant is still with you (and be sure they have checked the boxes answering the questions about their citizenship and age), so you can ask them to correct any errors or omissions before you take the form.
  • You must submit all applications that you receive within seven days, except that applications you receive within three days before the voter registration deadline must be submitted within 24 hours.
  • Deliver completed registration forms to the voters’ county auditor or commissioner of elections.
  • Do not pay anyone based on the number of voter registration forms they collect.
  • Do not offer any form of compensation or other incentive to potential registrants for completing a voter registration form.
  • You can find additional information about conducting voter registration drives in Iowa at the Secretary of State’s website.

Voting Requirements and Elections

What to take with you on election day

  • Now voters who don’t have ID (or an attestor) have to do a PROVISIONAL ballot, and have until noon Monday after the election to bring the appropriate ID to their auditor.
  •  Iowa voters are required to show one of the following forms of identification at the polls before they vote:
  • Iowa Driver’s License (not expired more than 90 days)
  • Iowa Non-Operator ID (not expired more than 90 days)
  • U.S. Passport (not expired)
  • U.S. Military ID or Veteran ID (not expired)
  • Iowa Voter Identification Card (must be signed)
  • Tribal ID Card/Document (must be signed, with photo, not expired)

An Iowa Voter Identification Card is provided automatically by the county auditor to each voter who does not have either an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID. If you have a question about the Iowa Voter Identification Card, or if you need to request a replacement, contact your county auditor.

A voter without one of the above forms of ID may have the voter’s identity attested to by another registered voter in the precinct or may prove identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents.

  • Under federal law, first-time voters who do not register to vote in person and who did not submit identification with their registration application are required to do so at the polling place or to provide a photocopy of their identification with their ballot if voting for the first time by absentee ballot.  
    • Acceptable forms of ID for this purpose include a photocopy of a valid photo ID, a current utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck, a government check, or some other form of government document that shows their name and current address.
    • If your name is not on the list of registered voters, you may register to vote at the polls on Election day and vote a regular ballot.
    • If you do not have the proper forms of ID to register on Election Day, or if someone challenges your right to vote on Election day, you may cast a provisional ballot.
    • The envelope has a place for you to explain why you believe that the ballot should count. Before you leave the polls, you will be given a written notice explaining your voting rights and listing the date on which the special ballot board will meet. If your ballot is not counted, you will receive a letter in the mail explaining why it cannot be counted.
    • Provisional ballots are counted the Thursday after Election Day
●  Provisional Voting

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter in Iowa may request an absentee ballot through their county auditor.

Voted absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polling place on election day. If you have not returned your absentee ballot on election day, you have the following options:

  1. Deliver your voted absentee ballot to the county auditor's office before the polls close on election day,
  2. Surrender your voted absentee ballot at the polls and vote a regular ballot, or
  3. Vote a provisional ballot at the polls if you cannot surrender your voted absentee ballot

Early Voting

In-person Absentee Voting is available in Iowa beginning 40 days before an election. Voting takes place in the county auditor's office.

You may vote absentee in-person until the day before Election Day, unless polling places open at noon on Election Day. In that case, you may vote absentee in-person from 8am-11am on Election Day.

▪        Iowa offers Election Day Registration and Voting. More information is available at the Secretary of State’s website.

▪        Iowa has specific rules in regards to absentee voting. More information is available at the Secretary of State's website.