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City Election
November 3, 2015 - City Election
Polling Times
Opening at 7 a.m.: Ames, Collins, Gilbert, Huxley, Maxwell, Nevada, Roland, Slater, Story City
Opening at noon: Cambridge, Colo, Kelley, McCallsburg, Zearing
All polling locations will close at 8 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

Runoff Election
Held only if necessary; City of Ames only.  More information.

City Maps

Candidate Information
Candidate List

Iowa Secretary of State website (election calendar, candidate guide, affidavit of candidacy, and nomination petition)

Signature requirements for nomination petitions

Iowa League of Cities Candidate Guide

List of current city officials and their term end dates

Voter Registration
The deadline to register to vote is Friday, Oct. 23, by 5 p.m. 

Voter Registration Form 
(Adobe Acrobat) 

As of January 1, 2008, 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 Voting

Absentee Ballot Request Form

You may vote absentee either in person or by mail.

Voters may cast an in-person absentee ballot in the Auditor's Office during regular office hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
In-person voting will conclude at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, for cities where polls open at 7 a.m.
In-person voting will conclude at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for cities where polls open at noon.

The last day a voter can request a mailed absentee ballot is Friday, Oct. 30.

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, Nov. 2.

In person. You may deliver your ballot to the County Auditor's office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 3). 

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)

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