Special Election

December 11, 2018 - Ballard CSD Special Election

Election Day Information

Polling times: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Polling locations:
Cambridge - Cambridge City Center, 225 Water St.
Huxley - 3C's Safe Room, 515 N. Main Ave.
Kelley - Kelley City Hall, 1111 Grace St.
Slater - Slater Log Cabin, 305 Benton St.

Sample Ballot (PDF)


Summary (PDF) | By Precinct (PDF)


Updated during Election Day.

Voter Registration

The voter pre-registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. (Voter Registration Form)

New registrants after the deadline -- including on Election Day -- will follow Election Day Registration procedures. Proof of identity and proof of residence will be required.

Absentee Voting

(1) Your absentee request form MUST include an ID number -- either your Iowa driver's license (or non-operator ID) number, or the 4-digit PIN on the new voter ID card. This requirement is temporarily suspended.
(2) Request forms will not be accepted more than 120 days prior to the election.
(3) Absentee voting can begin no more than 29 days prior to the election.
(4) The deadline to request a mailed ballot is 11 days prior to the election (10 days for a General election).
NOTE: The request must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5 p.m. on the final day.

Absentee Voting (in-person)

Voting in the Auditor's Office begins Monday, Nov. 19, and will be available during regular business hours until 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10.
The Auditor's Office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Absentee Voting (by mail)

The first day that ballots will be mailed is Monday, Nov. 19. The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, November 30. The request must be received in the Auditor's Office by 5 p.m. that day. On the request form, mark "Special" under type of election, and fill in the election date (12/11/2018) in the proper area.

Returning Your Absentee (mail) Ballot

By Mail. A return envelope is provided with pre-paid postage. The return envelope must be postmarked no later than Monday, Dec. 10, and received in the Auditor's Office by Monday, Dec. 17.

In Person. You may deliver your ballot to the Auditor's Office up until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, Dec. 11). Completed ballots may not be dropped off or used at polling locations.

By Designee. You may designate someone else to mail or deliver your ballot for you. The instructions included in your mailed absentee ballot packet include a receipt, if you choose to use it, for this method.

Absentee Forms and Information

Absentee Request Form - DOMESTIC voters (PDF)
Absentee Voting Information (Iowa Secretary of State)
Track Your Absentee Ballot (Iowa Secretary of State)

Absentee Request Form - MILITARY or OVERSEAS voters (PDF)
Federal Voting Assistance Program

Poll Watching

A poll watcher is a person who has official permission to be at the polling place on election day. Names of prospective poll watchers, along with the designation form, should be submitted to the County Auditor prior to election day.

Poll Watcher's Guide
Poll Watcher's Designation Form
Poll Watcher Poster

If you have questions regarding poll watching, please contact the Auditor's Office or the Iowa Secretary of State's Office.