Polk County Auditor

Primary Election early voting options

June 5th Primary Election Early Voting Options


You may request an absentee ballot be mailed to your address by filling out the absentee ballot request form.  The final day that an absentee ballot can be mailed by our office is May 25.  Absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 4 and received by noon on Monday June 11 to be considered on time. 

You must use your Iowa Driver’s / Non-Operator license number (if you have one) or the Pin Number from your Iowa Voter Verification card in order to receive an absentee ballot.  You must sign the request form.  

Mail request form to the election office 120 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 - election office address is also listed below.  


You may vote in our office 120 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 from May 7 – June 4 (8am to 5pm) Including Saturday June 2nd from 8am to 5pm

Questions call (515) 286-3247


Friday, May 25 @ 5 p.m. is the Voter pre-registration deadline and last day to request mailed absentee ballot

(Note: this deadline has changed to eleven (11) days before election to request a mailed absentee ballot; previously it was four (4) days before the election)

A voter who misses the registration / change of address outside of thier previous precinct deadline may still register and vote a provisional ballot at their correct polling place for their current address on election day.

After May 25, same day registration procedures will apply to in office early voting

If you are unsure of your polling place, Find Your Precinct/Polling Place

At the polling place, you must prove both who you are and where you live. 

Proof of ID

You may use a photo ID that is current, valid, and contain an expiration date. The following are acceptable IDs:

  • Iowa driver's license 
  • Iowa non-driver ID card
  • Out-of-state driver's license or non-driver ID card
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • ID card issued by employer
  • Student ID issued by Iowa high school or college (with expiration date)

Proof of Residence

If your photo ID does not contain your current address, you may use another document to prove where you live if it contains your name and current address. The following are acceptable proofs of residence:

  • Residential lease
  • Utility bill (including a cell phone bill)
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check or other government document

or use the attester's oath of identification of a registered voter form

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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


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


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