Story County City/school elections november 5th

All polling locations will be open. Satellite voting will be available to all Story County registered voters on Oct. 18th from 9 am to 3 pm in the Pride Lounge of the Memorial Union at 2229 Lincoln Way in Ames. You may register to vote at the polls if you have the required documentation. Find out what you need here- https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/forms/idposter.pdf

Find information about this election, including candidates. early voting and polling locations at the Story County Auditor’s page-http://www.storycountyiowa.gov/1285/CitySchool-Election-11519

Find your regular polling place here-   

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterreg/pollingplace/search.aspx

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.

DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE-HTTPS://SOS.IOWA.GOV/ELECTIONS/PDF/ABSENTEEBALLOTAPP.PDF

NOTE THAT THIS FORM AS OF 10/03/2019 STILL INCORRECTLY SAYS THAT YOU MUST PROVIDE AN ID NUMBER. THAT REQUIREMENT WAS STRUCK DOWN BY THE 10/01/2019 COURT RULING. If you do not know your number leave it blank.

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

The voter id law and you

This information is current as of October 3, 2019. Parts of the law were recently struck down after being challenged by The League of United Latin American Citizens and former ISU College Democrats President Taylor Blair. However ID is still required at the polls.  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 is a valid form of ID to show at the polls?

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/forms/idposter.pdf

  • Iowa Driver's License

  • Iowa Non-Operator's ID

  • Student ID issued by Iowa High School or College (Must include a photo and current and valid expiration date)

  • Military ID

  • U.S. Passport

  • Tribal ID

  • Veteran's ID

  • Voter ID Card (NOT Voter Registration Card)

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

 https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/

https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/forms/idposter.pdf

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.

The 10/01/2019 ruling states that Auditors must issue a voter id card to registered voters who request it, even if they have a valid IA DL or id.

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.