Election Day Information (2017)

In order to help everyone vote on this year's November elections, here is information which will make your voting easier and hopefully answer any questions you have! 

Election Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Poll Hours: 
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Voter Eligibility Requirements:                 
To Vote in the Regular City Election and Special County election for Local Option Sales & Service Tax (LOSST) 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.

Voter Registration:
The deadline to register to vote has passed for this election. 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
*         Paycheck
*         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

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 10, 2017 through November 6, 2017, 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

All requests for ballots to be mailed must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by midnight the day prior to the election (November 6) or may be delivered to the Dallas County Auditor's Office before the polls close (8 p.m.) on Election Day.

**Note: Residents of the unincorporated (rural) area of the county are eligible to vote in this election due to the Local Option Sales & Service Tax being on the ballot.

Dallas County Cities of Clive, Grimes, Urbandale, and West Des Moines
residents should contact the Polk County Elections Office at 515-286-3250.

For more information about the 2017 Regular City and LOSST Election contact the Dallas County Auditor's office at 515-993-6914 or at www.co.dallas.ia.us/government/auditor/elections