Voting Information

Local Voting Resources

Find Your Polling Place

Search for your Iowa address to find out where to go to vote.

Story County Voting Information

Voter registration, absentee voting, polling places, and elected officials for Story County residents along with information for college students.

Iowa Electronic Voter Registration

Do you have an Iowa ID but live outside of Story County? Register to vote or update your voter registration online using your Iowa driver’s license or ID number.

Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Form

Print and mail to your County Auditor to have an absentee ballot mailed to you.


The League of Women Voters website with voting guides, candidate information, and more.

Candidate Questionnaires - Ames Chamber of Commerce

View local election candidate responses to a questionnaire from the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Includes Ames, Ballard, Boone, Collins-Maxwell, and Gilbert.

Voting Rights Restoration - Executive Order 7 (Iowa Governor's Office)

Frequently asked questions and application for Restoration of Voting Rights for persons convicted of a felony.

Restore Your Vote (Iowa Secretary of State) 

Iowans with a felony conviction can take a quick survey to find out about voting eligibility, locate forms, and register to vote.

Know Your Judges

Learn about why judges are on your ballot, what makes a good judge, and access the 2020 Iowa Judicial Performance evaluation.


Voting in Iowa

Important Dates

November 2, 2021: City & School Election

October 13: Absentee Voting Begins

October 18: Deadline to pre-register to vote

October 18: Last day to request a "mailed" absentee ballot

November 1: Last day to vote absentee in person at Auditor
The Auditor's Office is open from 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. (Open until 5pm October 18)

November 2: Polls open from 7am to 8pm
Voters must go to their assigned precinct

Satellite Absentee Voting:

  • Thursday, October 14: 10am-4pm, Scheman Building, ISU Campus
  • Saturday, October 30: 10am-4pm, Ames Public Library


Voter registration forms and Absentee Ballot Request forms for mailed ballots must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5pm on October 18.