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Vote Polk 2024

Primary Election – June 4, 2024

March 26 - First day to request an Absentee Ballot.

 

May 15 - First Day of in-person voting and the first day that ballots can be mailed by the Polk County Election Office to voters that have previously submitted a request.

May 20 - Last day to request an Absentee Ballot, must physically be at the Election Office by 5 PM. The 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.

 

May 27 - Polk County offices are closed for Memorial Day

 

June 1 - Polk County Election Office open – hours to be determined

 

June 3 - Last day to vote early in person for primary election

 

June 4 - Election Day – Polls open 7 AM – 8 PM - Last day to fix any incomplete affidavit (unsigned ballots). Deadline is 8 PM. Mailed ballots must also physically be in the Polk County Election Office by 8 PM. Postmarks do not count.

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REQUEST YOUR BALLOT

Don't want to stay in line on election day? Click below to print an absentee ballot request. Fill it out, then mail it to the County Auditor Office.

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TRACK YOUR BALLOT

After you requested your absentee ballot, you can track the status via the Secretary of State's website. Click the button below.

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

All candidates must receive a simple majority of the votes cast to be declared elected on November 5, 2024. If no one receives the majority then another election will be held in December, 2024.

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

election@polkcountyiowa.gov

polkcountyiowa.gov/county-auditor/election/

 

Polk County Democrats

3839 Merle Hay Rd., Ste 209

Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: (515) 318-7729

polkdems@gmail.com

Not in Polk County? Find your County Auditor’s office here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/auditors/auditorslist.html

Still have questions?
Call(515) 286-3247

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