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Vote Polk 2024

This is a critical election for our state and nation. Make sure you have verified your voter registration and have a plan to vote (early or on election day - November 5th). Below are some links to help ensure you are ready!

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Countdown to Election 2024

General Election – November 5, 2024

August 27 - First day to request an Absentee Ballot


September 2 - Polk County offices will be closed for Labor Day


September 19 - Satellite voting petitions must be submitted no later than 5 PM


October 16 - Early voting at Election Office, Absentee Ballots mailed


October 21 - Last day to request an Absentee Ballot. The request must physically be in the Polk County Election Office by 5 PM. Voter Pre-Registration Deadline is also 5 PM. All additional voter registrations after 5 PM will need to use the same day voter registration procedure.


November 2 - Polk County Election Office open – hours to be determined


November 4 - Last day to vote early in person for general election


November 5 - Election Day – Polls open 7 AM – 8 PM. Absentee Ballots must physically be in the Polk County Election Office by 8 PM; postmarks do not count or surrendered at polling location

Additional Information

Confirm your polling station here and your NEW precinct number HERE.


And check your voter registration status HERE.

You don’t want any last-second surprises on NOVEMBER 5th!

Additional Resources:

Polk County Elections Office:

George Paletta Building

120 2nd Avenue, Suite A

Des Moines, IA 50309


Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. until 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) 318-7729

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

Still have questions?
Call(515) 286-3247

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