Special Election for HD 46 on Aug. 6th

This election will use Vote Centers NOT your usual polling place.

Find information about this, including early voting and polling locations at the Story County Auditor’s page-http://www.storycountyiowa.gov/853/State-House-46-Special-8619

Find your regular polling place here-   


absentee voting

Iowa does not have permanent absentee voting. Voters must complete a request for an absentee ballot for each election for which they would like an absentee ballot.. Request forms will not be accepted more than 120 days prior to the election. Absentee voting can begin no more than 29 days prior to the election.

NOTE: The request form must be received in the county auditor's office by 5 p.m. on the Friday, eleven days before the election. If the request is for the general election, the deadline to request a ballot by mail is the Saturday, ten days before the election.


Mail it to the Story County Auditor, 900 6th St, Nevada, IA 50201

The New voter id law and you

How does this law affect voter registration?

This law does not affect Iowa’s voter registration process. There are still multiple ways to register to vote, including at the polls on Election Day. Voters registering on Election Day still need to bring a picture ID and proof of residency in the precinct, like a utility bill. This has not been changed from previous elections. You can also register to vote anytime during business hours at the County Auditor’s Office at 900 6th St in Nevada. Or you can download the form and mail it to that address. If you meet certain requirements, you can register online. More Voter Registration information, including the form, can be found here- https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/voterregistration.html


All information below is copied directly from sources on the Iowa Secretary of State's website- https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/

Requesting an Absentee Ballot-To request an Absentee Ballot return a completed request form to the Story County Auditor, 900 6th St, Nevada, IA 50201. Download the Request Form here-https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/absenteeballotapp.pdf 

Beginning January 1, 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show their ID at the polls before they vote. Voters without the necessary ID will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes (Monday after election day for Primary and General Elections) 

What about voters who don’t have an ID?

Any registered voter who does not have valid driver's license or non-operators ID issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation will be issued a Voter ID Card for free, automatically, in the mail. This also applies to anyone who registers to vote in the future. Upon receipt of the Voter ID Card in the mail, it should be immediately signed and placed in the voter’s purse or wallet, and taken with them to vote. Obtaining the Voter ID Card does not require any further documentation or action by the voter. Voters simply need to be registered, and take their new Voter ID Card to the polls when they vote.

If you lose or do not receive your Voter ID card, you may request a replacement from your county auditor.  The Story County Auditor can be reached by calling  (515) 382-7210. 

What is a valid form of ID to show at the polls?

  • Iowa Driver's License

  • Iowa Non-Operator's ID

  • Military ID

  • U.S. Passport

  • Tribal ID

  • Veteran's ID

  • Voter ID Card (NOT Voter Registration Card)