Casting a ballot is an important civic duty, and ISCA encourages you to make your voice heard on November 3. Be sure to register to vote by October 24, either online or in person. You may also register at your polling place when you cast your ballot in person.
As Iowans, we have options as to how we cast our ballots:
- Election Day voting requires a trip to the polling place. Don’t forget an acceptable ID. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Standing in line on Election Day is a great way to meet your neighbors.
- Early voting, or absentee in person voting, begins October 5 and continues until November 2. Check with the county auditor for dates, times, and locations, as they vary from community to community. Again, you’ll need acceptable ID.
- To vote by mail, your absentee ballot request must be received at the county auditor’s office by October 24. Ballots will be mailed beginning October 5 and can be returned to the county auditor’s office in person or by mail. If you want to ensure your absentee ballot reaches its destination, it can be tracked.
No matter how you choose to cast your ballot, please put voting at the top of your to do list.
Voter Ready: A Guide to Voting in Iowa offers detailed information about registering to vote and casting a ballot.