Primary Election Absentee Ballot Deadline Information

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is reminding Iowans about the deadlines to request an absentee ballot by mail and to register to vote using normal procedures for the June 3 primary election.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the June 3 primary election is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30.  The deadline for eligible Iowans to register to vote using normal procedures is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 23.  Eligible Iowans may use election day registration procedures after the registration deadline to register to vote and cast an absentee ballot in-person at the local county auditor’s office until Monday, June 2 or vote at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday June 3.

“I encourage all eligible Iowans to take full advantage of their right to vote and many Iowans are choosing to cast an absentee ballot by mail.  Iowans can track their absentee ballot to make sure it arrives at the county auditor’s office through the Iowa Secretary of State’s website,” Schultz said.  “Every vote counts and it’s important that Iowans participate to make sure their voices are heard.”

Iowans can track their absentee ballot through the Iowa Secretary of State website.  The information includes the date the absentee ballot request was processed by the county auditor, the date the ballot was sent to the voter by the county auditor, and the date the voted ballot was received back by the county auditor.

Iowans looking to have voting resources at their fingertips can download the Iowa Secretary of State's comprehensive app called Iowa SOS available for both Android and Apple devices. From the Iowa SOS app, Iowans can do the following:

Check voter registration information

Fill out the State of Iowa Official Voter Registration Form

Find the correct polling place for the primary election

Request an absentee ballot

Track an absentee ballot

Set email or calendar reminders for upcoming elections

Report voter fraud

Contact local County Auditors

Contact the Iowa Secretary of State's office