2014-06-03T00:00:00.000 State Primary 2014-11-04T05:00:00.000 No deadline State Primary Registration No deadline General Election Registration Request emailed/faxed ballot 2014-06-02T17:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Request mailed ballot 2014-05-30T17:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Request Request emailed/faxed ballot 2014-11-03T17:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Request mailed ballot 2014-10-31T17:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Request Return by email/fax: received by 2014-06-03T21:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Return by mail: postmarked by 2014-06-02T00:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Return by mail: received by 2014-06-09T12:00:00.000 State Primary Ballot Return Return by email/fax: received by 2014-11-04T21:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return Return by mail: postmarked by 2014-11-03T00:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return Return by mail: received by 2014-11-10T12:00:00.000 General Election Ballot Return How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter? Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election official. This form allows election officials to identify you as a voter covered by *UOCAVA* (Federal law providing special protections). What is my voting residence? The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home in Iowa. If your last residence was in Iowa before moving overseas, your voting residence is your previous address in Iowa. Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections? Yes. How can I submit my FPCA? By mail, email or fax. How often must I submit my FPCA? The FPCA is good for all Federal elections held during the calendar year in which you submit the FPCA. You may request ballots for additional elections during the year as well (i.e. school and city elections). If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot? Fill out and return an FPCA to your local election official to ensure you receive absentee ballots for all Federal elections held during the calendar year in which you submit it. How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)? By mail, unless you are an active member of the Uniformed Services or Iowa National Guard located outside the U.S. or any of its territories or in an area designated as an imminent danger pay area by the U.S. Department of Defense. What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections? You may vote a FWAB if you requested a regular absentee ballot more than 14 days prior to Election Day but have not received it. You must be located outside the U.S. or on active duty outside your Iowa county of residence to vote a FWAB. You may use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections only during elections where Federal offices are also on the ballot. I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State? Yes, if either parent is a qualified Iowa voter. Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB? No. Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot? A candidate list for Federal and State candidates will be available on the Iowa Secretary of State's website at [http://sos.iowa.gov] (http://sos.iowa.gov). Information for local candidates and ballot issues can be found by contacting your local county auditor. County 641-743-2565 adairaud@iowatelecom.net Adair 400 Public Square, Ste 5 Greenfield IA 50849-1259 County 641-322-4647 acaudit@frontier.com Adams PO Box 28 Corning IA 50841-0028 County 563-568-4978 dbeyer@co.allamakee.ia.us Allamakee 110 Allamakee Street Waukon IA 52172-1744 County 641-856-8023 ldemry@appanoosecounty.net Appanoose 201 N. 12th Street Centerville IA 52544-1711 County 712-563-2428 audcoaud@iowatelecom.net Audubon 318 Leroy Street #4 Audubon IA 50025-0549 County 319-472-3692 bcauditor@co.benton.ia.us Benton PO Box 549 Vinton IA 52349-4712 County 319-833-3119 elections@co.black-hawk.ia.us Black Hawk 316 E. 5th Street Waterloo IA 50703-3922 County 515-432-8102 boonecoaud@boonecounty.iowa.gov Boone 201 State Street Boone IA 50036-3536 County 319-352-0290 swolf@co.bremer.ia.us Bremer 415 E. Bremer Avenue Waverly IA 50677-0317 County 319-334-4234 cgosse@co.buchanan.ia.us Buchanan PO Box 317 Independence IA 50644-0220 County 712-749-2703 slloyd@bvcountyiowa.com Buena Vista PO Box 220 Storm Lake IA 50588-0220 County 319-267-2625 auditor@butlercoiowa.org Butler PO Box 325 Allison IA 50602-1428 County 712-297-7382 jhowrey@calhouncountyiowa.com Calhoun 416 4th Street Ste 1 Rockwell City IA 50579-1487 County 712-775-2148 ccaud@co.carroll.ia.us Carroll 114 E. 6th Street Carroll IA 51401-2400 County 712-243-4572 auditor@casscoia.us Cass 5 W. 7th Street Atlantic IA 50022-1461 County 563-886-3339 cgritton@cedarcounty.org Cedar 400 Cedar Street Tipton IA 52772-1748 County 641-421-3139 kkline@co.cerro-gordo.ia.us Cerro Gordo 220 N. Washington Ave. Mason City IA 50401-3220 County 712-225-6708 kglienke@co.cherokee.ia.us Cherokee 520 W. Main Drawer H Cherokee IA 51012-1700 County 641-394-5541 ccauditor@hotmail.com Chickasaw Box 311 New Hampton IA 50659-0311 County 641-342-1592 ccaudjw@iowatelecom.net Clarke 100 S. Main Osceola IA 50213-2411 County 712-262-5793 mpitts@co.clay.ia.us Clay 300 W. 4th Street Ste. 4 Spencer IA 51301-3806 County 563-245-2353 dfreitag@claytoncountyia.gov Clayton PO Box 416 Elkader IA 52043-0416 County 563-243-5869 vanlancker@clintoncounty-ia.gov Clinton PO Box 2957 Clinton IA 52733-2957 County 712-263-8382 tmartens@crawfordcounty.org Crawford 1202 Broadway, Ste. 5 Denison IA 51442-2646 County 515-993-6930 gene.krumm@co.dallas.ia.us Dallas 910 Court St. Adel IA 50003-1490 County 641-664-1395 auditor@daviscountyiowa.org Davis 100 Courthouse Square Ste. 2 Bloomfield IA 52537-1600 County 641-446-7159 dauadu@grm.net Decatur 207 N. Main Street Leon IA 50144-1647 County 563-927-6423 cbecker@co.delaware.ia.us Delaware 301 E. Main St. Rm 210 Manchester IA 52057-1739 County 319-753-8227 copelandc@co.des-moines.ia.us Des Moines PO Box 784 Burlington IA 52601-0784 County 712-336-2677 nreiman@co.dickinson.ia.us Dickinson 1802 Hill Avenue Spirit Lake IA 51360-1259 County 563-589-4478 auditor@dbqco.org Dubuque 720 Central Avenue Dubuque IA 52001-7079 County 712-362-7454 merickson@emmetcountyia.com Emmet 609 1st Avenue N. Estherville IA 51334-2245 County 563-422-9201 lmoellers@co.fayette.ia.us Fayette PO Box 267 West Union IA 52175-0267 County 641-257-6112 gcarr@floydcoia.org Floyd 101 S. Main Street #302 Charles City IA 50616-2756 County 641-456-6001 auditor@co.franklin.ia.us Franklin PO Box 26 Hampton IA 50441-0026 County 712-374-4523 jkirk@co.fremont.ia.us Fremont 506 Filmore St., PO Box 610 Sidney IA 51652-0610 County 515-386-2216 auditor@co.greene.ia.us Greene 114 N. Chestnut Jefferson IA 50129-2144 County 319-824-6098 rdeters@gccourthouse.org Grundy 706 G Avenue Grundy Center IA 50638-1456 County 641-747-3027 guthriecauditor@netins.net Guthrie 200 N. 5th Street Guthrie Center IA 50115-1300 County 515-832-9514 kschaa@hamiltoncounty.org Hamilton 2300 Superior Street Webster City IA 50595-3158 County 641-923-4191 hanauddb@hancockcountyia.org Hancock 855 State St. PO Box 70 Garner IA 50438-0070 County 641-939-8245 jlara@co.hardin.ia.us Hardin 1215 Edgington Avenue Ste 1 Eldora IA 50627-1700 County 712-644-2643 auditor@harrisoncountyia.org Harrison 111 N. 2nd Avenue Logan IA 51546-1370 County 319-385-3601 sbarber@henrycountyiowa.us Henry 100 E. Washington Street, Ste. 202 Mount Pleasant IA 52641 County 563-547-9229 jchapman@co.howard.ia.us Howard 137 N. Elm Street Cresco IA 52136-1501 County 515-332-1738 price@humboldtcountyia.org Humboldt PO Box 100 Dakota City IA 50529-0100 County 712-364-3929 idacoaud@pionet.net Ida 401 Moorehead Street Ida Grove IA 51445-1429 County 319-642-7637 kmiller@co.iowa.ia.us Iowa 970 Court Avenue Marengo IA 52301-0126 County 563-652-4738 jdeppe@co.jackson.ia.us Jackson 201 W. Platt Street Maquoketa IA 52060-2243 County 641-792-1053 auditor@co.jasper.ia.us Jasper PO Box 944 Newton IA 50208-0944 County 641-472-2597 jeffaud@iowatelecom.net Jefferson 51 E. Briggs Fairfield IA 52556-2820 County 319-356-6086 elections@co.johnson.ia.us Johnson 913 S. Dubuque St., Ste 101 Iowa City IA 52240-4273 County 319-462-5815 auditor@co.jones.ia.us Jones PO Box 109 Anamosa IA 52205-0109 County 641-622-2286 auditor@keokukcountyia.com Keokuk 101 S. Main Sigourney IA 52591-1419 County 515-295-3071 agarman@co.kossuth.ia.us Kossuth 114 W. State Street Algona IA 50511-2613 County 319-372-7033 dfraise@leecounty.org Lee County Office Bldg., PO Box 190 Fort Madison IA 52627-0190 County 319-892-5359 elections@linncounty.org Linn 936 2nd Street SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404-2100 County 319-523-3713 auditr58@louisacomm.net Louisa PO Box 186 Wapello IA 52653-0186 County 641-774-1615 mastersj@lucasco.org Lucas 916 Braden Avenue Chariton IA 50049-1700 County 712-472-3800 jsmit@lyons.ia.us Lyon 206 S. 2nd Avenue Rock Rapids IA 51246-1538 County 515-462-5888 hburhans@madisoncoia.us Madison PO Box 152 Winterset IA 50273-0152 County 641-673-8979 auditor@mahaskacounty.org Mahaska 106 S. 1st Street Oskaloosa IA 52577-2869 County 641-828-6351 jgrandia@co.marion.ia.us Marion 214 E. Main Knoxville IA 50138-2545 County 641-754-6321 dwilliams@co.marshall.ia.us Marshall 1 E. Main Street Marshalltown IA 50158-4915 County 712-527-1579 crobertson@millscoia.us Mills 418 Sharp Street Glenwood IA 51534-1774 County 641-732-5218 ltesch@mitchellcoia.us Mitchell 117 Plaza Lane Osage IA 50461 County 712-433-3203 mocoaud1@longlines.com Monona 610 Iowa Avenue Onawa IA 51041-1626 County 641-932-5905 auditor@monroecoia.us Monroe 10 Benton Avenue E Albia IA 52531-2056 County 712-623-2346 sburke@montgomerycoia.us Montgomery PO Box 469 Red Oak IA 51566-0469 County 563-263-7248 auditor@co.muscatine.ia.us Muscatine 414 E. 3rd Street Muscatine IA 52761-4141 County 712-957-0425 brienaud@tcaexpress.net O'Brien PO Box 380 Primghar IA 51245-0803 County 712-754-3743 bechter@osceolacoia.org Osceola 300 7th Street Sibley IA 51249-1648 County 712-542-5019 mwellhausen@co.page.ia.us Page 112 E. Main Clarinda IA 51632-2141 County 712-852-4671 cmoser@co.palo-alto.ia.us Palo Alto PO Box 95 Emmetsburg IA 50536-0095 County 712-546-5784 sfeldman@co.plymouth.ia.us Plymouth 215 4th Avenue SE Le Mars IA 51031-2169 County 712-335-4502 mbunda@pocahontascoia.us Pocahontas 99 Court Square Pocahontas IA 50574 County 515-286-2099 election@polkcountyiowa.gov Polk 120 2nd Avenue Des Moines IA 50309-4757 County 712-328-4740 pottauditor@pottcounty.com Pottawattamie PO Box 649 Council Bluffs IA 51501-0649 County 641-623-2363 ddawley@poweshiekcounty.org Poweshiek PO Box 57 Montezuma IA 50171-0057 County 641-464-0654 rcauditor@iowatelecom.net Ringgold 109 W. Madison Mount Ayr IA 50854-1642 County 712-662-7879 jellerbrock@saccounty.org Sac 100 NW State Street, Box 1 Sac City IA 50583-0001 County 563-326-8601 rmoritz@scottcountyiowa.com Scott 600 W. 4th Street Davenport IA 52801-1030 County 712-755-3200 mcarter@shco.org Shelby 612 Court Street Harlan IA 51537-1464 County 712-737-2537 loish@siouxcounty.org Sioux PO Box 18 Orange City IA 51041-0018 County 515-382-7221 auditorweb@storycounty.com Story 900 6th Street Nevada IA 50201-2004 County 641-484-5127 lkopsa@tamacounty.org Tama PO Box 61 Toledo IA 52342-0061 County 712-523-2274 auditor@frontiernet.net Taylor 405 Jefferson Street Bedford IA 50833-1300 County 641-782-1709 uncoaud@iowatelecom.net Union 300 N. Pine St. Ste.2 Creston IA 50801-2400 County 319-293-6404 jfinney@vbcoia.org Van Buren PO Box 475 Keosauqua IA 52565-0475 County 641-683-0053 wapauditor@pcsia.net Wapello 101 W. 4th Ottumwa IA 52501-2510 County 515-961-1049 traciv@co.warren.ia.us Warren 301 N. Buxton Ste. 101 Indianola IA 50125-1801 County 319-653-7788 dwidmer@co.washington.ia.us Washington PO Box 889 Washington IA 52353-0889 County 641-872-2843 aud@grm.net Wayne PO Box 435 Corydon IA 50060-0435 County 515-574-3714 auditor@webstercountyia.org Webster 703 Central Avenue Fort Dodge IA 50501-3872 County 641-585-9302 winnaud@wctatel.net Winnebago 126 S. Clark Street Forest City IA 50436-1706 County 563-387-4083 bsteines@co.winneshiek.ia.us Winneshiek 201 W. Main Street Decorah IA 52101-1713 County 712-279-6629 pgill@sioux-city.org Woodbury 620 Douglas St., Rm 103 Sioux City IA 51101-1248 County 641-324-3682 auditor@worthcounty.org Worth 1000 Central Avenue Northwood IA 50459-1539 County 515-532-2669 auditor@co.wright.ia.us Wright PO Box 147 Clarion IA 50525-0147 A Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. Iowa does not have registration deadlines for Uniformed Service members, their families and overseas citizens. You must still register and request an absentee ballot using the form and submit it in time for the ballot to be sent to you, voted, and returned by the ballot return deadline. Select the category that describes you. To vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections. Name (Last, First, Middle). Provide sex and date of birth. <br/><br/>Your valid Iowa Driver's License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number is recommended for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers you must write "none" in the space provided. The State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. Iowa allows you to receive your blank ballot by mail, email or fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you. Complete street address of your Iowa voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county in Iowa where you claim legal voting residence. Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you receive your mail now. If you wish to receive ballots for local elections as well as Federal elections please indicate that here. In addition to mailing a regular ballot, any overseas voter unable to vote in the regular absentee voting process for the general election may request a State Write-In Absentee Ballot no earlier than 90 days before the date of the election. This ballot allows you to vote for Federal, State and local offices in a general election. To request it, write in: "To the best of my belief I will be outside the continental United States and unable to vote and return a regular absentee ballot by normal mail delivery within the period provided for regular absentee ballots. I request a special write-in absentee ballot." Provide any additional information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Iowa allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section or online at [http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html] (http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html). If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to uocava@sos.iowa.gov. If you choose to fax your FPCA, fax the form directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at [http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html] (http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html) you may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.FVAP.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free fax numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.FVAP.gov). To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Iowa's voter registration verification website at [https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/votereg/regtovote/search.aspx] (https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/votereg/regtovote/search.aspx). To find out the status of your ballot, refer to Iowa's voter ballot tracking website at[https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/search.aspx] (https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/absenteeballotstatus/search.aspx). Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied. **Ballot request by proxy** Within 70 days of a general election, your spouse, parent, parent-in-law, adult brother, adult sister or adult child who resides in your Iowa county of voting residence, may request an absentee ballot on your behalf from the local election office. These proxy requests must be on the official form, available from local election offices and the Iowa Secretary of State. Uniformed Service members who have been discharged within 30 days of an election, and their families, may register and vote in that election by providing the local election office with their discharge papers. If a U.S. citizen outside the U.S. has never lived in the U.S. and either parent is a qualified Iowa voter, then that person is eligible to register and vote where his or her parent is a qualified voter. Iowa allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in Federal general, special and primary elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election if you have requested a regular ballot but have not received it. Iowa allows you to use this form for registration if you are otherwise eligible to vote in Iowa. Select the category that describes you. Name (Last, First, Middle). Provide sex and date of birth. <br/><br/>Your valid Iowa Driver's License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security Number is recommended for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers you must write "none" in the space provided. The State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes. Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required. If you are using this form to register and wish vote in primary elections, you must enter your political party affiliation. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) indicating your new party preference to the local election official. Complete street address of your Iowa voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county in Iowa where you claim legal voting residence. Enter your current mailing address. Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application. Sign and date. No witness or notary required. Vote for any Federal, State or local office in any Federal general, special, or primary election. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to [www.sos.iowa.gov](http://www.sos.iowa.gov). For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. The deadlines for submitting the FWAB are the same as for State absentee ballots. If you receive the State ballot after submitting the voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State ballot. If both ballots are received by the deadline, only the State ballot will be counted. Iowa allows voters who are active members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, Air Force, or Iowa National Guard and who are located outside the U.S. or any of its territories as well as voters located in areas designated as "imminent danger pay areas" by the U.S. Department of Defense to return the voted ballot by email or fax. All other Uniformed Service members, family members, and overseas citizens must return the FWAB by mail. If you are required to or choose to mail your FWAB, insert the ballot into the security envelope and seal the security envelope; place the sealed security envelope and the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail the FWAB directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found below or on line at [http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html] (http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html). If you choose to email your FWAB, you should send the ballot as a signed, scanned attachment. Include ballot, signed voter affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. Email directly to uocava@sos.iowa.gov or to your local election official. If you choose to fax your FWAB, it is recommended that you fax the ballot directly to your local election official. Fax numbers can be found at the end of this section or at [www.sos.iowa.gov] (http://www.sos.iowa.gov). Include ballot, signed Voter Delcaration/Affirmation, and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FWAB toll-free. To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.fvap.gov), and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at [FVAP.gov](http://www.fvap.gov). >***For primary and general elections, voted ballots must be postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the local election office no later than noon on the Monday after the election. For other elections, the receipt deadline is listed in the voting instructions provided with the ballot.*** No witness or notary is required on voted ballots. The mandatory voter's affidavit on the ballot return envelope acts a registration form. You will be registered to vote when you return the voted ballot, if you are not already registered. Iowa allows voters who are active members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, Air Force, or Iowa National Guard and who are located outside the U.S. or any of its territories as well as voters located in areas designated as "imminent danger pay areas" by the U.S. Department of Defense to return the voted ballot by email or fax. All other Uniformed Service members, family members, and overseas citizens must return the voted ballot by mail. Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. You may track the status of your ballot at [https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/AbsenteeBallotStatus/search.aspx] (https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/AbsenteeBallotStatus/search.aspx).