Absentee Voting at Health Care Facilities
You may request an absentee ballot if you live in a designated health care facility or are currently residing in a hospital.
If you were admitted to the health care facility or hospital after Friday and before election day, you may contact the county auditor directly to request an absentee ballot.
Receiving the Ballot
Under Iowa law, a bipartisan team of election officials must deliver the absentee ballot to you. The county auditor will notify you when the team will be delivering the ballot to you. If you will not be available during that time, you may notify the county auditor of another time that will be more convenient for you.
The team members will give your absentee ballot and wait while you mark it. They will return your voted ballot to the county auditor’s office.
The team members are required by law to travel together and stay together while they deliver ballots and while voters mark the ballot.