Any registered voter may, subject to the provisions below, vote absentee at any election. Iowa's provisions that allow you to vote absentee are these:
A person who has been designated to have power of attorney by a registered voter does not have the authority to request or to cast an absentee ballot on behalf of the registered voter.
There are several ways to vote by absentee ballot. You may ask for a ballot by mail or in person at the county auditor's office. For some elections, you may vote in person at a satellite voting station. If you live at a health care facility or are hospitalized and request an absentee ballot, the ballot will be brought to you.
Visit the Iowa Secretary of State website for an application for an absentee ballot and more details.
For all elections, except as otherwise noted below, the polls shall be opened at 7:00 a.m. The polls shall close at 9:00 p.m. for the Primary and General elections and any other partisan elections. They shall close at 8:00 p.m. for all other elections.
School, City, and Special Election polling locations may be different than Primary and General Elections. You can also contact your County Auditor's Office for this information. At the Commissioner of Election’s discretion, the polls may be opened at 12:00 noon for certain City, School or miscellaneous elections. Hours for specific elections can be found at your local county website or in the Official Notice of Election published in your local newspaper.
Find your polling place on the Iowa Secretary of State website.
You can also contact your local County Auditor’s Office for this information.