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General Election
November 8, 2016 - General Election
Polling Times
All locations are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Polling Locations
Click here for a list of polling locations

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (available after the close of polls)
Summary | By Precinct
NOTE: Names of apparent write-in winners will not be available on the unofficial results reports on Election night.

Voter Turnout Numbers
Updated throughout Election Day

General Election Calendar

Candidate Information
Candidate List (final)
NOTE:  The County Attorney vacancy will not appear on the November 8, 2016 ballot.  The vacancy would have had to occur on or before Friday, August 26, 2016. 

About Judicial Retention Elections

Voter Registration
The pre-registration deadline to register to vote is Saturday, October 29, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. The Auditor's Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. After the pre-registration deadline, election day registration (EDR) procedures are followed.  When using EDR, voters must both register and cast a ballot, whether it is an in-person absentee ballot or at the polls on Election Day.   

Voter Registration Form 
(Adobe Acrobat) 

Iowa law allows you to register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct where you currently reside. You will be required to show proof of residence and proof of identity. 

Election Day Registration

Absentee/Satellite Voting

 You may vote absentee either in person or by mail.

Absentee voting in-person at the Auditor's Office (during regular business hours) will run from Thursday, September 29, to Monday, November 7.

The Auditor's Office will be open on Saturday, October 29 (8 am to 5 pm) and Saturday, November 5 (9 am to 5 pm); in-person absentee voting will be available.

The Auditor's Office will also conduct satellite absentee voting. Times and locations will be announced as they are determined.

The last day to request a mailed absentee ballot is Friday, November 4.

Ballots received in the mail can be returned by any of the following methods:

By mail. A return envelope is provided with pre-paid postage. The postmark must be no later than Monday, November 7.

In person. You may deliver your ballot to the County Auditor's office up until 9 p.m. on Election Day (November 8). 

By designee. You may designate someone else to mail or deliver your ballot for you. The instructions included in your mailed Absentee Ballot include a receipt, if you choose to use it, for this method.

Poll Watching
A poll watcher is a person who has official permission to be at the polling place on election day to observe the election process and to challenge voters that the poll watcher believes is not qualified to vote.

If you are interested in being a pollwatcher, please read the following Pollwatcher's Guide for further information.

The following forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader:

Poll Watcher's Guide
Poll Watcher's Brochure
Poll Watcher's Designation Form (interactive form)

Declaration of Intent 1-J
(To Serve as an Election Observer)

Letter of Appointment Form 1-O
(Challenging Committees)

If you have any questions regarding poll watching, please call (515) 382-7217.  For additional information, visit the Secretary of State's website.