Voters are reminded that Saturday, Oct. 24 is the final day to pre-register to vote in the 2020 general election. Completed voter registrations must be received by the Dallas County Auditor’s office at 210 N. 10th St. in Adel by 5 p.m. Oct. 24. Registrations submitted online must be completed at or before 11:59 p.m. Oct. 24. After this date, new county voters must use the election day registration procedures.
Voters are also reminded that the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. The process for absentee voting by mail can be found on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website.
Absentee ballot request (ABR) forms may be downloaded here or from the Iowa Secretary of State website or obtained at the Dallas County Auditor’s office at 210 N. 10th St. in Adel. Many eligible voters in Dallas County have already received multiple ABRs in the mail from various sources.
The Dallas County Auditor’s office must receive all ABRs by 5 p.m. today, and all completed absentee/mail-in ballots that are returned by mail must be postmarked before midnight Monday, Nov. 2.
Absentee/mail-in ballots may also be cast in person today between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Dallas County temporary elections office at 818 Court St. in Adel. The office will also open Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during the week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Monday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.
It is best if voters’ absentee/mail-in ballots are received at the auditor’s office at 210 N. 10th St. in Adel by Tuesday, Nov. 3 by the time the polls close at 9 p.m. If the auditor receives ballots later than Tuesday, Nov. 3, the the ballots must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 2 and received no later than noon Monday, Nov. 9.
Voters may also return ballots in person by the time the polls close at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters can track their absentee ballot online. Voters are encouraged to return their ballots as early as possible.