March 2, 2021 - United Community School District Special Election
Election Day Information
Polling times: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Polling locations: A vote center will be used for this election. All Story County voters for the school district are assigned to one location.
• United CSD Vote Center: Perfect Games, 1320 Dickinson Avenue, Ames
As of January 1, 2019, identification is required at the polling place. More information is available here.
The voter pre-registration deadline is Friday, February 19, at 5 p.m. (Voter Registration Form)
Register online via the Iowa DOT (for voters with an Iowa driver’s license or Iowa non-operator ID)
Download a paper version of the registration form (PDF)
Check your registration status (Iowa Secretary of State website)
New registrants after the deadline -- including on Election Day -- will follow Election Day Registration procedures. Proof of identity and proof of residence will be required.
(1) Your absentee request form MUST include an ID number -- EITHER your Iowa driver’s license (or non-operator ID) number, OR the 4-digit PIN on the new voter ID card.
(2) Request forms will not be accepted more than 120 days prior to the election.
(3) Absentee voting can begin no more than 29 days prior to the election.
(4) The deadline to request a mailed ballot is 11 days prior to the election (10 days for a General election).
NOTE: The request must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. on the final day.
Absentee Voting (in-person)
February 1 - March 1 (M - F) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily in the Story County Administration Building, Auditor's Office, 2nd Floor. To limit physical contact, voters are encouraged to vote by mail.
As of July 1, 2020, identification is required of registered voters when casting an in-person absentee ballot.
Absentee Voting (by mail)
The first day that ballots will be mailed is Monday, February 1. The last day to request a mailed ballot is Friday, February 19. The request must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. that day. On the request form, mark "Special" under type of election, and fill in the election date (03/02/2021) in the proper area.
Returning Your Mailed Absentee Ballot
By Mail. A return envelope is provided with pre-paid postage. The return envelope must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 1. Mailed ballots must arrive by post to the Auditor’s Office by Monday, March 8 to be considered for counting.
In Person. You may deliver your ballot to the Story County Administration Building until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, March 2). Completed ballots may not be dropped off or used at polling locations.
By Designee. You may designate someone else to mail or deliver your ballot for you. The instructions included in your mailed absentee ballot packet include a receipt, if you choose to use it, for this method.
Absentee Forms and Information
MILITARY or OVERSEAS VOTERS
Absentee Request Form - MILITARY or OVERSEAS voters
Federal Voting Assistance Program
A poll watcher is a person who has official permission to be at the polling place on election day. Names of prospective poll watchers, along with the designation form, should be submitted to the County Auditor prior to election day.
If you have questions regarding poll watching, please contact the Auditor’s Office or the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.