2018 General Election Information

The 2018 General Election is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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Absentee Voting

You can vote by absentee ballot in-person at the Hardin County Auditor's office from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, beginning on October 8, 2018, until 5:00 PM on November 5, 2018. Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF)

Absentee ballot requests by mail must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Learn how to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail

Voter ID

During calendar year 2018, voters will be asked to show their ID before voting at the polls. Anyone who does not have the necessary ID will be asked to sign an oath verifying their identity, and will be allowed to cast a regular ballot.

Beginning January 1, 2019, Iowa voters will be required to show a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or Voter ID Card 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).

Valid Forms of Voter ID

  • Iowa Driver's License
  • Iowa Non-Operator's ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Veteran's ID
  • Voter ID Card

Voter ID FAQs

Registration


The pre-registration deadline is October 27, 2018. In Iowa, you may register and vote on election day. You must go to the correct polling location for your current address on election day.

What to bring to register to vote on election day...

Sample Ballots

Sample ballots will be listed here once they are available.


Voting Locations

Click on the address to view a map of the location.
     
 Alden/Buckeye Precinct Alden Legion Community Center 506 West St., Alden
Concord/Sherman/Grant/Tipton
Precinct
Hubbard Fire Station 218 N Iowa St., Hubbard
Eldora/Pleasant/Providence/Union
Precinct
Eldora City Hall 1442 Washington St., Eldora
Eldora City Precinct Hardin County Courthouse 1215 Edgington Ave., Eldora
Etna/Clay Precinct St. John's United Church of Christ 716 3rd Ave., Ackley
Hardin/Ellis/Jackson Precinct Ellsworth Equine Center
(Agriculture & Renewable
Energy Center Building)
707 Ellsworth Ave., Iowa Falls
Iowa Falls Precinct #1  Barlow Memorial Library 921 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls
Iowa Falls Precinct #2 Iowa Falls Fire Station 218 South River St., Iowa Falls

Voter Accessibility

Voters may choose another person to assist them with voting, except their employer, employer’s agent, or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. Curb-side voting is available at each site for voters unable to leave their vehicle. Voters wishing to use the curb-side option should contact the voting site or County Auditor’s Office at 641-939-8108 with an expected time of arrival. Absentee voting is available at the courthouse until 5:00 PM on Monday, November 5, 2018.

Registered to Vote?


To vote in Iowa, you must be registered to vote. To qualify to register to vote, you must be:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • An Iowa resident, AND
  • At least 17 1/2 years old (must be 18 years old by election day to vote)