Secretary of State Michael A. Mauro reminds Iowans that county auditors’ offices will be open until at least 5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday October 23 and Saturday Oct 30, for in-person early voting.
Voters are encouraged to check with their local county auditor’s office for exact business hours. Contact information for all 99 county auditors can be found by visiting www.IowaVotes.gov and clicking on the “Find Your County Auditor” link.
In addition to Saturday in-person early voting this weekend and next weekend, there are several options for Iowans to vote early in this year’s General Election.
Voting by Mail:
All eligible Iowa voters can vote by mail by downloading, completing, and returning an absentee ballot request form. To do so, visit www.IowaVotes.gov and click on the “Absentee Voting” link or visit the direct link at http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/absenteeballotapp.pdf. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 pm next Friday, October 29.
The completed form should then be sent to the voter’s local county auditor. Completed ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Monday, November 1 and received no later than Monday, November 8. Ballots may also be hand delivered to the county auditor’s office until polls close on Election Day.
Voting at County Auditor’s Office:
Iowans can vote early in-person at their local county auditor’s office during normal business hours until the day before the election, Monday, November 1. To find contact information for all of Iowa’s 99 county auditors, visit www.IowaVotes.gov and click on the “Find Your County Auditor” link.
Voting at a Satellite Station:
Iowans can also vote at satellite voting stations set up by their county auditor’s office. County auditors will post public notice of these locations at least seven days before the station is open for early voting. Voters should contact their auditor’s office regarding satellite polling locations.
More information on the upcoming November 2 General Election can be found by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at www.IowaVotes.gov.