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Dallas County voting information released for Nov. 3 General Election

Submitted by Dallas County Auditor's Office
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The Dallas County Elections Administrator sent out the following facts related to the Nov. 3 General Election.

Election Date

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Poll Hours

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Voter Eligibility Requirements

To Vote in the General Election one must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, not currently judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote,” and not convicted of a felony (or have received a restoration of rights).

Voter Registration

The pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The Dallas County Auditor’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 24.

After this date, new voters can still register at the Auditor’s office or register on Election Day at the polling place for the precinct in which they currently reside.  The voter will be required to show proof of residency and identity. One form of ID is a valid Iowa Driver’s license with the voter’s current address. Hard copy proof of residency (electronic copies are acceptable) can be accomplished with:

  • Property tax statement
  • Utility bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

Proof of residency must be current within the last 45 days. A current photo ID that is valid and contains an expirations date can be used for proof of identity.  Among valid documents are:

  • Out-of-state driver’s license
  • Non-driver identification card
  • US passport
  • US military ID
  • ID card issued by employer
  • Iowa high school or college ID
  • Veteran ID

Where to Pre-Register

The Dallas County Auditor’s Office, 210 N 10th Street, Adel, IA on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Registration forms can also be found on the Iowa Secretary of State website at https://sos.iowa.gov/ Send forms to:  Dallas County Auditor’s Office; 210 N 10th Street, Adel, IA; 50003.

Registration Changes

Name, party and address changes if you are already registered within Dallas County may be made any time up to and including Election Day. Prior to Election Day, changes are made by the same means as voter registration. On Election Day, changes may be made at the voters’ polling place.  If the voter has changed their address, the voter will need to go to the voter’s new polling site. 

Absentee Voting

Request forms for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office or on the Iowa Secretary of State website at https://sos.iowa.gov/

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020   Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight the day prior to the election (Nov. 2) or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor’s Office before the polls close (9 p.m.) on Election Day. 

Early Voting Opportunities

St. Boniface Catholic Church – 2-8 p.m. Oct. 12-13 at  1200 Warrior Ln. Waukee, IA

McCreary Community Bldg. – 2-8 p.m. Oct. 15-16 at 1800 Pattee St. Perry, IA

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church – 2-8 p.m. Oct. 22-23 at 7075 Ashworth Rd. West Des Moines, IA

Heartland Presbyterian Church – 2-8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at 14300 Hickman Rd. Clive, IA

Dallas County Temporary Elections Office – 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 - Nov. 2; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 24; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at 818 Court St Adel, IA