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May 2, 2017 County-Wide Special Election


Election Facts

Election Date:                     Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Poll Hours:                            7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voter eligibility Requirements:    To Vote in the County-Wide Special Election, one must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, not currently judged by a court to be “incompetent to vote” and not convicted of a felony.

Voter Registration:    The deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017.  The Dallas County Auditor’s Office will be open on April 21, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After this date, new voters can still register in the office 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.  Hard copy proof of residency (electronic copies are unacceptable) can be accomplished with: 

  • Property tax statement
  • Utility bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document 

A current photo ID which is valid and contains an expiration 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 

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 website at or the website of the Iowa Secretary of State at 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 March 31 through May 1, 2017, the day prior to the election. The Dallas County Election office will be open daily for absentee voting from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but will be open until 5 p.m. on May 1, 2017, for absentee voting. Request forms for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Dallas County Auditor’s Office or on the Dallas County website at

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017.   Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight the day prior to the election (May 1, 2017) or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor’s Office before the polls close (8 p.m.) on Election Day. 

Note: Friday, April 14, 2017 County Offices will be closed. 

For more information about the May 2, 2017 Special County-Wide Election, contact the Dallas County Auditor’s office at 515-993-6914 or at


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