DES MOINES – Iowans can begin casting ballots for the 2022 general election today, which is the start of the absentee voting period. It marks the first day Iowans can vote in person at their county election office and the first day auditors can mail absentee ballots to voters who requested them.
More than 144,000 Iowans have requested an absentee ballot so far. The deadline to request one to be mailed is Monday, October 24.
Absentee ballot request forms are available at VoterReady.Iowa.gov. You can also track the status of your request and ballot at that site. County auditors must receive your absentee ballot by 8 p.m. on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 8.