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Special Election
April 10, 2018 - State Senate District 25 Special Election
Polling Times: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Polling Locations: Click Here

Senate District 25 Map:
District 25

Sample Ballot: TBA

Available after the close of polls.

Updated throughout election day.

Voter Pre-Registration Deadline: Friday, March 30, 5 p.m. (Voter Registration Form)

Absentee Voting (in person): Voting in the Auditor's Office begins TBA, and will be available during regular business hours until 5 p.m., Monday, April 9.

Absentee Voting (by mail):
 The first day that ballots will be mailed is TBA. The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, March 30. The request must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5 p.m. that day. Please note below the election laws for absentee voting which became effective on Jan. 1, 2018.

The returned ballot must be postmarked by Monday, April 9, or returned to the Auditor's Office by the close of polls on Election Day (9 p.m., April 10). (Absentee Ballot Request Form)

On the request form, mark "Special" under type of election, and fill in the election date (04/10/2018)  in the proper area.

Candidate Information
Filing Period:
The filing deadline is 5 p.m., March 27. Paperwork should be filed with the Secretary of State.

Election Day Registration
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
(1) Your absentee request form MUST include an ID number. The two acceptable numbers are your Iowa driver's license 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 still be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. on the final day.

Absentee Voting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Absentee Request Form - DOMESTIC voters (PDF)
Absentee Voting Info (Iowa Secretary of State)
Track Your Absentee Ballot (Iowa Secretary of State)

Absentee Request Form - MILITARY or OVERSEAS voters (PDF)
Federal Voting Assistance Program

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 are not qualified to vote. 

If you are interested in being a poll watcher, please read the following Poll Watcher'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.