Polk County Auditor

Absentee Voting

June 2, 2020 Primary

Request forms will not be accepted more than 120 days prior to the election. (FEB. 3)

Absentee voting via mail can begin no more than 40 days prior to the election. (April 23)  Recommended option for everyone

Absentee voting in office can begin no more than 29 days prior to the election. (MAY 4) 

The deadline to request a mailed ballot is 10 days prior to the election. (MAY 22)

November 3, 2020 General 

Request forms will not be accepted more than 120 days prior to the election. (JULY 6)

Absentee voting can begin no more than 29 days prior to the election. (OCT. 5)

The deadline to request a mailed ballot is 10 days prior to the election. (OCT. 24)

Using the options on your left

Absentee Voting by mail Video

The Election Office address is on the footer

Campaign Absentee Ballot Request Form:  Print and mail or return this form to our office to request to vote absentee via mail.   This form should be used by political parties and candidates as it has the receipt on it.  

Individual Absentee Ballot Request Form:  Print and mail or return this form to our office to request to vote absentee via mail.  This form should be used by the voter.

Track Your Absentee Ballot:  Use this link to the Iowa Secretary of State to track the process of your absentee ballot.

Military / Overseas Voting:  Use this link to the Federal Voting Assistance Program.  Applies to you if you are:

  • An active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine;
  • An eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine; or
  • A U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.

Questions? Call 286-3247

  • Our address is also listed on the footer
  • Polk County Election Office
  • 120 2nd Ave., Suite A
  • Des Moines, IA 50309

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Main Office

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 230
Des Moines, IA 50309
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3080

Fax: (515) 286-3608

Email

Election Office

George Paletta Building
120 2nd Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3247

Fax: (515) 286-2099

Email

Central Accounting

Administration Building
111 Court Avenue, Room 315
Des Moines, IA 50309 
Mon - Fri: 8 - 5, except holidays

 

Phone: (515) 286-3753

Fax: (515) 323-5253

Email