RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2019
CONTACT: Kim Owen, Dallas County Elections Administrator, Phone: (515) 993-6914, Fax: (515) 993-6930, Email: [email protected]
Address: 210 N 10th St. Adel, IA 50003
Julia Helm Dallas County Auditor/Commissioner of Elections
NEW: Elections stop at the county lines. Residents of Dallas County cities & schools that cross into other counties will vote in Dallas County.November 5, 2019 Regular City/School Election
Election Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Poll Hours: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Voter Eligibility: Pre-registered voters are required to show a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, tribal ID or Voter ID Card at the polls before they vote. In addition, to vote in the Regular City/School 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.
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 (by noon November 12, 2019 located at 210 N 10th St, Adel, IA 50003). In addition, a voter may use an attester who is a registered voter in Dallas County.
Any registered voter who does not have a valid driver’s license or non-operator’s ID issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation will be issued a Voter ID Card for free, automatically, in the mail. This also applies to anyone who registers to vote in the future. Upon receipt of the Voter ID Card, it should be immediately signed. Obtaining the Voter ID Card does not require any further documentation or action by the voter; voters simply need to be registered to vote in Dallas County.
Voter Registration: The deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019. The Dallas County Auditor’s Office will be open on October 25, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After this date, new voters can still register 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. Proof of residency must be current within the last 45 days. Hard copy proof of residency (electronic copies are unacceptable) can be accomplished with:
• Property tax statement
• Utility bill
• Bank Statement
• Government check
• Other government document
A current photo ID which 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 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Registration forms can also be found on the Dallas County Web site https://www.dallascountyiowa.gov/government/county-government/auditor/office-of-elections or at the Web site of the Iowa Secretary of State at https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/voterinformation/index.html 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: Absentee votes may be cast at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office from October 7, 2019 through November 4, 2019, the day prior to the election. The Dallas County Election office will be open on daily for absentee voting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Request forms for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office or on the Dallas County Web site at https://www.dallascountyiowa.gov/government/county-government/auditor/office-of-elections
All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2019 Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight the day prior to the election (November 4) or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor’s Office before the polls close (8 p.m.) on Election Day.
For more information about the 2019 Regular City/School contact the Dallas County Auditor’s office at 515-993-6914 or at [email protected]