Any registered voter in Iowa may request an absentee ballot through their county auditor.
- Download an absentee ballot request form
*Signed and completed absentee ballot request
forms must be delivered to your county auditor.
- Learn how to request an absentee ballot by mail
- Track Your Absentee Ballot
- Vote an absentee ballot in person
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Absentee Ballot Request Form Instructions
A registered voter may make written application to their County Auditor for an absentee ballot. A written application for a mailed absentee ballot must be received by the voter's County Auditor no later than 5:00 p.m. 10 days before a General Election or 11 days before any other election.
In order to receive an absentee ballot, a registered voter MUST provide the following necessary information:
- Date of birth
- Iowa residential address
- Voter Verification Number (ID Number)
- Iowa Driver's License or Non-Operator ID Number OR
- Four digit Voter PIN located on the voter's Iowa Voter ID Card
- Any voter may request an Iowa Voter ID Card by contacting their County Auditor's Office
- The name OR date of the election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot
- Party affiliation - only required for Primary Elections, which are held in even numbered years
All voters are encouraged to provide their phone number and/or email address in the event their County Auditor needs to confirm any information on the request form.
If you have questions about absentee voting, please contact your County Auditor.