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To request an absentee ballot, print out the Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Form, fill it out and mail it to the Auditor’s Office.
Story County Auditor’s Office 900 6th St. Nevada, IA 50201
Upon receiving the request and when ballots are available, an absentee ballot and voting instructions will be mailed to you. If you do not having printer capability or access to the internet, you may call the Auditor’s Office to have a request form mailed to you. (515) 382-7210.
In lieu of the Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Form, you may submit a written request for an absentee ballot on a piece of paper no smaller than 3x5 inches.
The request must contain the following required information:
Any registered voter may vote early for any reason in any election. There are two ways to vote early: In Person: Once ballots become available, you may vote in the Auditor’s Office during business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional in person voting opportunities are available the Saturday preceding a Primary Election and the two Saturdays preceding a General Election. Additional opportunities for early voting may be provided at satellite stations. Satellite voting is called at the discretion of the Auditor or by petition of citizens. The deadline to vote absentee in person is 4:30 p.m. the Monday before an election. By Mail: To vote by mail, send a signed request form or a written request for an absentee ballot with all the required information to the Auditor’s Office.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all County buildings are currently closed to the public. Please check the specific election page for information about in-person absentee voting.
You can request an absentee ballot for an election no more than 120 days before the date of the election. Ballots will not be mailed until the 29th day before the election. The deadline to request that a ballot be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. on the 11th day before an election (two Fridays before). In the case a General Election, the deadline is the 10th day before the election (two Saturdays before). You may still vote early in person at the Auditor’s Office until 4:30 p.m. on the Monday before an election. If you are voting by mail, your ballot must be postmarked the day before the election OR returned in person to the Auditor’s Office by the close of polls on Election Day.
UOCAVA ballots must be ready 45 days before federal elections. Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)
Yes, however, in order for your vote to be counted, you must send us the original signed request. You may fax or email a scanned copy of a completed request form. Fax to (515) 382-7221 or email email@example.com. Requests must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 11th day before an election (10 days before a General Election). The original request document must be postmarked by the request deadline and must be received by the Friday following most elections. If the canvass by the Board of Supervisors is held during the week of the election, the time of the canvass is the deadline for receipt of the original signed request. [IA 721 - 21.2(2)]