Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

09/08/22: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

Iowans can request absentee ballots

Iowans can now request absentee ballots for the November general election.

State law allows Iowans to request absentee ballots beginning 70 days before an election. County auditors will begin mailing absentee ballots to those that requested them starting Oct. 19. That is also the first day Iowans can vote in-person for the Nov. 8 election.

Absentee ballot request forms are available on the secretary of state’s website. Voters need to download the form and mail it to their county auditor. Providing a phone number or email address on the form is encouraged, bu...