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.

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 8: General Election

August 30: First day to file an absentee ballot request

October 19: First day of absentee voting

October 24: Last day to request a mailed absentee ballot; deadline to pre-register to vote

November 7: Last day to vote absentee in person at the Auditor’s Office
The Auditor’s Office is open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The office will be open 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 5.

November 8: Polls open 7 am to 8 pm
(See early satellite voting locations in Story County here.)

Candidate Events

October 3, Iowa State University, 3560 Memorial Union, 5 pm

  • 5pm: Ryan Melton, Democratic candidate for U.S. House, District 4
  • 6pm: Rick Stewart, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate
  • 7pm: Bryan Jack Holder, Liberty Caucus candidate for U.S. House, District 4

Sponsored by ISU Lectures Program


October 6, Ames Public Library Auditorium, 6:30 pm

Meet the Candidates for Story County Offices

Sponsored by League of Women Voters


October 7, Iowa State University, 3512 Memorial Union, 11 am

Admiral Mike Franken, Democratic candidate for U.S Senate

Sponsored by ISU Lectures Program


October 11, Iowa State University, Great Hall, Memorial Union, 6pm

Deidre DeJear, Democratic gubernatorial candidate

Sponsored by ISU Lectures Program


October 12, Ames Public Library Auditorium, 6:30 pm

Meet the Story Candidates for Iowa House

Sponsored by League of Women Voters

Upcoming Events

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