GENERAL ELECTION - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

All Polk County Registered Voters were sent an ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORM


General Election Ballots will be mailed out beginning Monday, October 5th.

ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST Deadline by Mail is Saturday, October 24th.  

Filing Deadline for President and Vice President Team is August 14, 2020

 2020 General Election Candidate List        2020 General Election Precinct Locations



ELECTION DAY  Tuesday, November 3rd

Precinct Locations will be open from 7AM to 9PM 

Polk County Election Office is located at 120 2nd Ave., Des Moines 50309       

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Election Instructions

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        SAMPLE BALLOTS  (Available Late September)


General Election - Important Dates

October 5 - Absentee Ballots will be mailed to those who have requested a ballot by mail.

October 5 - First Day to Vote Early in person at the Polk County Auditor's Election Office.

October 19 – Worry free postmark deadline for mail in voter registration

October 24 – Voter preregistration deadline and deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail.  Election office open until 5PM for voter registration and Absentee Voting.  Voters may use Election Day registration procedures to register to vote after the Pre-Registration deadline.

October 31 - Election office open until 5 p.m. for in person absentee voting

Monday, November 2 - 5PM Last day to vote absentee in person at the Election Office.  Absentee ballots by mail must be postmarked by this date

Tuesday, November 3 - General Election Day.  Polls open 7AM until 9PM.  Election Day Precinct Locations

The election office address is listed below

Register, ABSENTEE REQUEST FORM , and election results links are on the footer. 

Polk County Election Office

120 2nd Avenue, Suite A

Des Moines, IA 50309

Questions?  Call (515) 286-3247