Vote Polk 2022

The Primary Election is Tuesday, June 7th, 2022.​​​


Mark your calendars and make your plan to vote!

​It is essential Democrats make their voices heard during this year’s primary election. Continue to check back on for more information on making sure your vote counts.


Key Voting Dates Ahead of the 2022 Primary:


Absentee Voting by Mail Request Mail Absentee Ballot:

1st Day: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 – Last Day: Monday, May 23, 2022

Note: Absentee Ballot Requests must be PHYSICALLY in the Election Office by 5 p.m. May 23rd, 2022. Postmarks don’t count.

Download your absentee ballot request HERE.


Absentee Ballots Mailed:

1st Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Last Day: Monday, May 23, 2022


Absentee Voting In-Person at Polk County Election Office

1st Day: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Last Day: Monday, June 6, 2022

Note: Additional absentee in-person voting locations may be announced. Continue to check back at to see if your community is hosting a satellite voting location.


Absentee Ballot Deadline

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 by 8:00 PM – All absentee ballots except UOCAVA and Safe at Home must be PHYSICALLY received by

8:00 PM at the Polk County Election Office. Postmarks don’t count.

Need to review a sample ballot?

Click here:

Note: Remember to confirm your new Precinct number before you check your sample ballot:

On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Confirm your polling station here and your NEW precinct number here:


And check your voter registration status:

You don’t want any last-second surprises on June 7th!

Additional Resources:


Polk County Elections Office:

George Paletta Building

120 2nd Avenue, Suite A

Des Moines, IA 50309


Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays

Phone (515) 286-3247

Fax (515) 286-2099


Polk County Democrats

3839 Merle Hay Rd. Ste 209

Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: (515) 314-5762

Not in Polk County? Find your County Auditor’s office here:

Still have questions?

Call (515) 286-3247