General Election

November 8, 2022 - General Election

Election Day Information

Polling Times: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Polling Locations
Identification Requirements

Candidate Information

Candidate List
Information about judicial retention elections

Sample Ballots

Ames 01 | Ames 02 | Ames 03 | Ames 04 | Ames 05 | Ames 06 | Ames 07 | Ames 08 | Ames 09 | Ames 10 | Ames 11 | Ames 12

Ames 13 | Ames 14 | Ames 15 | Ames 16 | Ames 17 | Ames 18 | Ames 19 | Ames 20 | Ames 21 | Ames 22 | Ames 23 | Ames 24

Cambridge | Collins | Colo | Gilbert | Huxley 1 | Huxley 2 | Kelley | Maxwell | McCallsburg

Nevada 1 | Nevada 2 | Nevada 3 | Nevada 4

Roland | Slater | Sheldahl | Story City 1 | Story City 2 | Zearing

Collins Twp | Franklin Twp | Franklin Twp 2 | Grant Twp | Grant Twp 2 | Howard Twp | Howard Twp 2

Indian Creek Twp | Lafayette Twp | Lincoln Twp | Milford Twp | Nevada Twp | New Albany Twp

Palestine Twp | Richland Twp | Sherman Twp | Union Twp 1 | Union Twp 2

Warren Twp | Washington Twp | Washington Twp 2 | Washington Twp 3

Voter Registration

The voter pre-registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. The Auditor’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.

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.

Absentee Voting

(1) Absentee request forms for a mailed absentee ballot MUST include an ID number -- EITHER your Iowa driver’s license (or non-operator ID) number, OR the 4-digit PIN from the voter ID card; in-person absentee voters are required to present identification.
(2) Domestic request forms will not be accepted more than 70 days prior to the election. 
(3) Absentee voting can begin no more than 20 days prior to the election (Wednesday, October 19 for this election).
(4) The deadline to request a mailed ballot is 15 days prior to the election (Monday, October 24 by 5:00 pm).
NOTE: The request must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m. on the final day.


At the Administration Building:  In-person voting begins Wednesday, Oct 19, and will be available until 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7.  Absentee voting in the Administration Building will also be available on Saturday, Nov 5 from 8 am until 5 pm.  All voting will take place on the main floor of the Administration Building, 900 6th St, Nevada.  Unless otherwise noted, the Administration Building will be open for in-person absentee voting from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

Satellite Voting:  Satellite voting is in-person absentee voting at a location other than the Administration Building.  Absentee voting rules apply. Final satellite voting schedule.

Identification Requirements:  As of June 30, 2020, pre-registered voters must present identification prior to voting absentee in-person.  Identifications requirements are the same as those for pre-registered voters voting on Election Day.  It is highly recommended that unregistered voters bring both proof of identification and proof of residency with them, regardless of date.

By Mail

The first day that ballots will be mailed is Wednesday, Oct. 19. The last day to request a mailed ballot is Monday, Oct. 24. The ballot request must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 5 p.m that day. On the request form, mark "General" under type of election, or fill in the election date (11/08/2022) in the proper area.

Returning Your Mailed Absentee Ballot

Only the voter, a member of the voter's household, an immediate family member or, for blind or otherwise disabled voters ONLY, a designee (designee must provide signed designation form) may return a voted ballot. 

By Mail. A return envelope is provided with pre-paid postage. The return envelope must be received in the Auditor’s Office by 8 pm on Tuesday , Nov. 8.

In Person. You may deliver your ballot to the Auditor’s Office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 8). Completed ballots may not be dropped off or used at polling locations.  You may also return your mailed ballot to any satellite voting location.

By Designee (blind or otherwise disabled voters ONLY). If you are blind or otherwise disabled, you may designate someone who is not a household member or immediate family member to mail or deliver your ballot for you. The instructions and form are included with your mailed Absentee Ballot if you choose to use this method..

Absentee Forms and Information

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

Absentee Request Form - MILITARY or OVERSEAS voters
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. Names of prospective poll watchers, along with the designation form, should be submitted to the County Auditor prior to election day.

Poll Watcher’s Guide
Poll Watcher’s Designation Form
Poll Watcher Poster

If you have questions regarding poll watching, please contact the Auditor’s Office or the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office.