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Primary Election
June 5, 2018 - Primary Election
Polling Times
All locations are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Polling Locations
TBA

Voter Turnout Numbers
Updated at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 8 p.m.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
Summary | By Precinct
(available after the close of polls)

Candidate Information
Offices appearing on the Primary Election ballot (as of Nov. 22, 2017)

Filing Periods:
State/Federal Offices - Feb. 26 to March 16 (file with SOS)
County Offices - March 5 to March 28 (file with County Auditor)

Candidate List (will be updated during the filing period)

Information Page from the Iowa Secretary of State

Candidate Guide (PDF)
Affidavit of Candidacy (PDF) | Nomination Petition (PDF)

Signature Requirements:
Governor (PDF) | U.S. Rep. District 4 (PDF)
Statewide Offices - 1,000 signatures, including 50 from at least 10 different counties
State Senator - 100 signatures from the district
State Representative - 50 signatures from the district
County Offices - TBA


Sample Ballots (available in mid-April)
DEMOCRATIC
Ames 1-1 | Ames 1-2 | Ames 1-3 | Ames 1-4 | Ames 1-5
Ames 2-1 | Ames 2-2 | Ames 2-3 | Ames 2-4 | Ames 2-5 [23-46] [24-48]
Ames 3-1 | Ames 3-2 | Ames 3-3 | Ames 3-4 | Ames 3-5
Ames 4-1 | Ames 4-2 | Ames 4-3 | Ames 4-4 | Ames 4-5

Collins Twp/Collins | Franklin Twp/Gilbert | Grant Twp | Howard Twp/Roland | Huxley
Indian Creek Twp/Maxwell | Lafayette Twp | Lincoln Twp/Zearing | Milford Twp | Nevada 1
Nevada 2 | Nevada 3 | Nevada 4 | Nevada Twp | New Albany Twp/Colo
Palestine Twp | Richland Twp | Sherman Twp | Slater/Sheldahl | Story City
Union Twp/Cambridge | Warren Twp/McCallsburg | Washington Twp/Kelley

REPUBLICAN
Ames 1-1 | Ames 1-2 | Ames 1-3 | Ames 1-4 | Ames 1-5
Ames 2-1 | Ames 2-2 | Ames 2-3 | Ames 2-4 | Ames 2-5 [23-46] [24-48]
Ames 3-1 | Ames 3-2 | Ames 3-3 | Ames 3-4 | Ames 3-5
Ames 4-1 | Ames 4-2 | Ames 4-3 | Ames 4-4 | Ames 4-5

Collins Twp/Collins | Franklin Twp/Gilbert | Grant Twp | Howard Twp/Roland | Huxley
Indian Creek Twp/Maxwell | Lafayette Twp | Lincoln Twp/Zearing | Milford Twp | Nevada 1
Nevada 2 | Nevada 3 | Nevada 4 | Nevada Twp | New Albany Twp/Colo
Palestine Twp | Richland Twp | Sherman Twp | Slater/Sheldahl | Story City
Union Twp/Cambridge | Warren Twp/McCallsburg | Washington Twp/Kelley

LIBERTARIAN
Ames 1-1 | Ames 1-2 | Ames 1-3 | Ames 1-4 | Ames 1-5
Ames 2-1 | Ames 2-2 | Ames 2-3 | Ames 2-4 | Ames 2-5 [23-46] [24-48]
Ames 3-1 | Ames 3-2 | Ames 3-3 | Ames 3-4 | Ames 3-5
Ames 4-1 | Ames 4-2 | Ames 4-3 | Ames 4-4 | Ames 4-5

Collins Twp/Collins | Franklin Twp/Gilbert | Grant Twp | Howard Twp/Roland | Huxley
Indian Creek Twp/Maxwell | Lafayette Twp | Lincoln Twp/Zearing | Milford Twp | Nevada 1
Nevada 2 | Nevada 3 | Nevada 4 | Nevada Twp | New Albany Twp/Colo
Palestine Twp | Richland Twp | Sherman Twp | Slater/Sheldahl | Story City
Union Twp/Cambridge | Warren Twp/McCallsburg | Washington Twp/Kelley

Voter Registration
The voter pre-registration deadline is Friday, May 25, by 5 p.m. (Voter Registration form)

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.   

Iowa law allows you to register to vote on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct where you currently reside. Before Election Day, you may use EDR procedures at either the Auditor's Office or a satellite voting location.  You will be required to show proof of residence and proof of identity.

Absentee Voting
For the Primary Election, you MUST select either Democratic, Republican or Libertarian on the absentee ballot request form. This selection determines which ballot you receive. You will also subsequently be registered with that party until the election has ended. To change your party affiliation after the Primary, submit a new voter registration form to the Auditor's Office.

ELECTION LAW CHANGES FOR 2018 - 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 be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. on the final day.

Absentee Voting (in-person):
Voting in the Auditor's Office begins Monday, May 7, and will be available during regular business hours until 5 p.m., Monday, June 4. The Auditor's Office will also be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

Absentee Voting (by mail):
The first day that ballots will be mailed is Monday, May 7. The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, May 25. The request must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5 p.m. that day.

On the request form, mark "Primary" under type of election, or fill in the election date (06/05/2018) in the proper area.

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, June 4. The completed ballot must also be received in the Auditor's Office by Monday, June 11.

In person. You may deliver your ballot to the County Auditor's office up until 9 p.m. on Election Day (June 5). 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 include a receipt, if you choose to use it, for this method.

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

MILITARY or OVERSEAS VOTERS
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 is 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.