Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding eligible Iowans that Friday, Nov. 1, is the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the upcoming city elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To receive an absentee ballot in the mail for city elections, local county auditors must receive the completed absentee ballot request form no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.

"I hope all eligible Iowans take full advantage of their right to vote in the upcoming city elections," Schultz said. "The deadline for local county auditors to receive requested absentee ballots by mail is Friday, Nov. 1."

Iowans can download the State of Iowa Official Absentee Ballot Request Form from and return it to your local county auditor’s office or visit your local county auditor’s office to fill out a paper copy.

Iowans that do not request an absentee ballot by the deadline can vote in person at the local county auditor’s office between now and Nov. 4, or head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

"Most Iowans go to vote in person on Election Day and I hope every eligible Iowan makes sure their vote is cast in the city elections," Schultz said.

Iowans with further questions regarding their voter registration or the location of their polling place are encouraged to contact their local county auditor’s office.